Fla. soldier killed in Afghanistan - FOX 35 News Orlando

Fla. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted: Updated:
OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51) -

One of two Army Special Forces soldiers killed this in Afghanistan is from Florida, the Pentagon has confirmed.

Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, died on Feb. 12 during a machine-gun attack in Kapisa Province.  Also killed in the attack was 22-year-old Spc. John A. Pelham, of Portland, Oregon.  Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

A Pentagon spokesman said two gunman wearing Afghan army uniforms were responsible and left open the possibility that the attack was coordinated by the Taliban, the Associated Press is reporting.

The shooting and a separate attack on a district center where Americans had been operating is being investigated jointly by American and Afghan officials.


Follow us on Pinterest



FOX 35 Weather Authority

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices