Second U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan This Week Identified

Jul 13, 2018

On Friday Reuters reported that the second U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan this week was identified as Sergeant First Class Christopher Andrew Celiz of Summerville, South Carolina. Celiz died in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, after being wounded by “enemy small arms fire” during combat. The incident is under investigation. Celiz was on his seventh deployment since joining the military, and has posthumously been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart