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Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt Merrillville | Provided photo~Sun-Times Media

Spc. Brian J. Leonhardt of Merrillville | Provided photo~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: October 29, 2012 6:33AM



Six members of Indiana National Guard 713th Engineer Company died while deployed in Afghanistan, the most deadly for a unit in the history of the Indiana National Guard.

Sgt. Brian Jeffery Leonhardt

Hometow n:Merrillville

Age: 21

Killed in Nilay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

Staff Sgt. Jonat han Matthew Metzger

Hom etown:Indianapolis

Age: 32

Killed in Nilay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

Spc. Chri stopher Alexander Patterson

Hometown: Aurora, Ill.

Age: 20

Killed in Nilay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Jan. 6, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

Sp c. Robert Joseph Tauteris Jr.

Hometown: Hamlet

Age: 44

Killed in Nilay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

Spc. Sergio Eduardo Perez

Hometown: Crown Point

Age: 21

Killed during an attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on July 16 that included rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.

Spc. Nicholas Andrew Taylor

Hometown: Berne

Age: 20

Killed during an attack in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on July 16 that included rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.



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