North Texas Soldier Among Two Killed in Afghanistan

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    Army Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, died April 28, 2014 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Military officials say a North Texas soldier was killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Officials at Fort Drum say 20-year-old Pfc. Christian Chandler of Trenton, died Monday when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Logar province. Trenton is in Fannin County one hour northeast of Dallas.

    Chandler joined the Army in October 2012. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York.

    He deployed to Afghanistan in October. He's survived by his mother and stepfather.

    Another soldier serving in the 10th Mountain Division also died Monday after a separate attack in Afghanistan.

    Officials at Fort Drum say 24-year-old Sgt. Shawn Farrell of Accord, N.Y., died Monday from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Kapisa province.

    Farrell joined the Army after graduating high school in 2008. He began his second tour in Afghanistan in November. Farrell's survivors include his wife and parents.