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Explosions kill two Bragg soldiers in Iraq

Two more Fort Bragg soldiers have died in the Iraq war.

Spc. Donovan D. Witham, 20, of Malvern, Ark., and Staff Sgt. Sandy R. Britt, 30, of Apopka, Fla., died from injuries suffered Tuesday in explosions in Baghdad. Witham was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Britt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Witham, a military police officer, joined the Army in November 2005. He was assigned to his unit in June 2006.

Witham's mother, Martha Launius, said he planned to propose to his girlfriend when he came home in November. "My son made me laugh," she said, "and I'm going to remember the things he did that made Mama laugh."

Besides his mother, Witham is survived by his stepfather, Richard Launius; three sisters; and a brother-in-law.

Britt, a fire team leader, joined the Army in October 2003. He had previously served in the Navy as a diver 2nd class. He completed the first phase of the explosive ordnance course and reported to his unit in October 2005.

Britt is survived by his wife, Valorie Britt; his son Taylor Britt; his mother, Sarah Arnold; and his father, Terry Britt.

Both men's units will hold memorial services for them in Iraq.

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