A teenage soldier from Bromsgrove was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan, an inquest has heard.
Private Rob Laws, 18, of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, died when the RPG penetrated his Spartan vehicle during Operation Panchai Palang - known as Panther's Claw.
Shortly after he was rescued by helicopter, Lance Corporal David Dennis, 29, of The Light Dragoons, was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) triggered in an area close to the evacuation point.
They were both taking part in the campaign against insurgents in the north of Lashkar Gah when they died.
Both soldiers had suffered "non survivable injuries" caused by separate explosions on July 4 last year.
The inquest at Trowbridge Coroner's Court heard that Pte Laws was inside the Spartan vehicle when it was struck by the RPG at about 5pm.
Pte Daniel Eaglesfield, who was in the back of the armoured vehicle with him, said all he saw after the explosion was a lot of smoke.
"My hearing and eyesight had gone because the compartment was completely filled with smoke.
"I looked around and realised that Rob looked peaceful and asleep."
The coroner recorded verdicts of unlawful killing while on active service in Afghanistan for both Pte Laws and L/Cpl Dennis.