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20-year-old La. soldier killed in action

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Posted: Oct 14, 2010 11:53 AM
Updated: Oct 14, 2010 12:08 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: soldier, killed, Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield

Military officials at Fort Campbell say improvised explosives killed a U.S. Army truck driver.

Spc. Matthew C. Powell of Slidell, La., was assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

A news release from the post states that Powell was 20 years old and died Oct. 12 at Kandahar Airfield of wounds he received in Ghunday Ghar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was attacked with an explosives device.

Powell is survived by his father, Lloyd P. Powell of Baton Rouge, La.; and mother, Janice C. Powell of Slidell, La.

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