Two VT Guard Soldiers Wounded In Afghanistan

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The commander of the Vermont National Guard Bridge serving in Afghanistan says two soldiers have been wounded in combat in the last six days.

Colonel Will Roy tells the Burlington Free Press that neither soldier suffered life threatening injuries —  one was shot in the forearm and the other had a leg injury from a roadside bomb.

Roy says the injuries occurred during fighting with Taliban forces.

He says three soldiers from other states assigned to brigade were also wounded, including one who suffered what Roy described as "life changing" injuries.

The Vermont-led 86th Brigade combat team includes soldiers from New Hampshire, Maine and four other states.

The brigade arrived in Afghanistan last month.

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