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Two Soldiers Killed When Insurgent Detonates Suicide Vest

Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks

Above: Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks

Army Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, 29, of Tucson, Ariz., and Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz, 28, of Lakehurst, N.J. were killed September 26 when an insurgent near their patrol detonated the suicide vest he was wearing, according to the Department of Defense.

Both Sparks and Gollnitz were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Schweinfurt, Germany.

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