FORT RILEY, Kan. | Two sailors who were trained to be advisers were killed by gunfire while deployed to Afghanistan.
Army officials said Thursday that Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, died March 27 while assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-E-Sharif.
The Department of Defense said the two were killed by an insurgent posing as a member of the Afghanistan National Army.
Toner was from Narragansett, R.I., and deployed to Afghanistan in October 2008, while Choe was from El Cajon, Calif., and deployed in July 2008.
To date, 163 military personnel assigned to Fort Riley have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001.