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Two Guam soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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SGT Eugene Aguon SGT Eugene Aguon
SPC Dwayne Flores SPC Dwayne Flores

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Two of Guam's soldiers who are deployed in Afghanistan were killed by a suicide car bomb while part of a convoy in Kabul this week.  The Governor declared the island in a State of Mourning as SGT Eugene M. Aguon and SPC Dwayne W. Flores made the ultimate sacrifice.   

"Christine and I, Ray and Notch ask for the prayers of every Guamanian for the families and friends of Sgt. Eugene M. Aguon, and Specialist Dwayne W. Flores. There are no words to describe the overwhelming grief of our island on this tragic day. May the Lord be with their parents and loved ones to give them strength," Governor Eddie Calvo said in a statement.

The Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard, Major General Benny Paulino, has committed all resources necessary to take care of the families as they go through this difficult time.

Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo also issued a statement on the soldiers' passing, writing, "I am deeply saddened at the loss of SGT Eugene Aguon and SPC Dwayne Flores," said Congresswoman Bordallo. "These brave men made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and for our entire nation while serving in Afghanistan. We will be forever grateful for their service. My heart goes out to their family and friends, and I ask that our island community surround them with prayers and sympathy during this difficult time.

"This is a very sad day for our island."
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