Army SSG. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Died November 13, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The cause of death has not yet been released. According to the November 16, 2012, Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram, SSG Battle died in an explosion that is under investigation.
Army Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, of Murrieta, California. Died July 23, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died in Pul-E Alam, Logar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when the forward operating base came under enemy fire. Sgt. Williams was in-transit from his duty station in Ghazni Province to re-deploy to the United States when he was killed.