RALEIGH (AP) -- Family members say two soldiers from North Carolina were killed by roadside bombs in Iraq during the past week.
Specialist Ebe Emolo of Greensboro was killed Sunday with three other members of the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.
Private Brian Lee Holden of Claremont was a gunner with the 17th Field Artillery Regiment from Fort Carson, Colorado, when he was killed Monday.
His sister says Emolo, who was born in Ivory Coast in western Africa, had two goals: to become a U-S citizen and join the Army. He achieved both before he died.
Holden was looking forward to two weeks of leave in late April before he died when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee. His mother says he wanted to spend his leave with his wife in Myrtle Beach.
Holden planned to leave the Army next year and start a family.
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