Officials are confirming that seven soldiers from Fort Lewis were killed Tuesday in two roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says the soldierswere supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 27 in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with roadside bombs.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were: Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez, 27, of South Ozone Park, N.Y. Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, 24, of Alamo, Texas. Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, 29, of Terre Haute, Ind. Sgt. Issac B. Jackson, 27, of Plattsburg, Mo. Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson, 24, of Broussard, La. Spc. Jared D. Stanker, 22, of Evergreen Park, Ill. Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, 25, of Vancouver, Wash.

The number of American casualties in Afghanistan has now reached a new monthly high, 53 in October.

Left to Right: 1st Row- Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, Spc. Jared D. Stanker 2nd Row- Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, Sgt. Patrick O. Williamson

The bloodiest days of the war in Afghanistan are hitting close to home for the community around Fort Lewis. The 5th Stryker Brigade left in June; they've already lost 18 soldiers.

At Galloping Gerties restaurant and bar, member of the military are treated like family. The restaurant has a growing memorial of photos near the cash register and they keep track of casualties on a sign board outside. Employees say in recent days, they've seen those numbers change way too fast.

Juanita Wilson told Q13 FOX News Tuesday, "I'm always looking at the door to see who is walking through and who's not going to walk through." Wilson said things in Afghanistan have changed dramatically and she worries about every soldier who tells her that they're heading there. "I'm hearing stuff that brings tears my eyes, we wait and see who comes home and that's kind of sad."

Throughout the area around Fort Lewis just about everyone is connected with the military and said it's hard to hear about losses without getting upset. "It's been devastating it really is" Wanda Robertson said. Robertson, like many others, hopes the troops will soon return home for good.

Thomas Barham has friends in the region and said some tell him it's not too bad while other say they're scared everyday. Barham admits it's hard coping with all the loss "it happens so much now it's hard for one person to worry about everybody there." Barham adds "they're losing someone every other day."