According to the Department of Defense, 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 22-year-old Sgt. Jamar Hicks, and 26-year-old Spc. Keith Grace Jr. died after enemy forces attacked their unit.
They were a part of the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division,
Herrera and Grace died in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, while Hicks was evacuated to Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, and later died.
Governor Beshear will order that flags be lowered to half-staff on the day of each soldier’s interment.