The Indiana National Guard reports two soldiers have died while on active duty in Afghanistan.
Twenty-year old Nicholas Taylor and 21 year old Sergio Perez were killed Monday in Kandahar Province.
The two were specialists with the 713th Engineer Company, headquartered in Valparaiso. They were assigned to clear military supply and combat routes.
Nearly a dozen service members from Indiana have died this year while serving in Afghanistan. Since 2003, when combat operations began in Iraq, more than 140 Hoosiers have died while on active duty.