19-Year-Old Soldier From Alaska Dies In Afghanistan


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A 19-year-old soldier from Wasilla, Alaska has died while serving overseas in Afghanistan, according to Reuters.

The Pentagon said Wednesday that he died from injuries sustained during an attack.

Check it out (via Reuters):

Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick of Wasilla, Alaska, died on Monday when he was struck by “indirect fire,” a military term that usually encompasses rockets, mortars, or artillery, the U.S. military command in Kabul said in a statement. Kirkpatrick was assigned to the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division, which is based in Fort Bliss, Texas.

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