Meridian N.Y.-A Cayuga County solider is among five soldiers who were killed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Defense Department today says they died Saturday May 4, in , Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device.
The soldiers had been stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Staff Sgt. Francis Phillips IV,28, of Meridian, N.Y. is listed among those killed .