A recent West Point graduate and a veteran service member are the latest Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, of Redding, Calif., and Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, of Austin, Texas, died Thursday from injuries sustained following the explosion of an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and had deployed with the unit in April.
Army records say Jacobs began his military service in May 2010 after graduating from West Point. He trained as an artillery officer before reporting …