Chicago area soldiers killed in Afghanistan

February 23, 2009 9:00:15 AM PST
Two Army Special Forces soldiers with ties to the Chicago area were killed in an incident in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bessa, 26, and Master Sgt. David Hurt, who was 36 years old, died Friday when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Hurt was a native of Oak Park and is survived by his wife, Kelly, and two children.

Bessa was born in Hawaii but lived in suburban Woodridge. He is survived by his wife, Lindsey, and a son.