Two soldiers based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.

The two men died in Panjwa'l, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, 25, of Flint, Mich., died June 14 and Spc. Trevor A. Pinnick, 20, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died June 12.

They were assigned to the 18th Engineer Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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