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Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan


CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL (KWWL) -- An Illinois soldier has died after an attack in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that 22-year-old Spc. Jason A. McLeod of Crystal Lake died Monday when insurgents attacked his unit with mortar fire.

He was assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson in Colorado.

Thirty-two other soldiers from the Army post have been killed in Afghanistan and 255 have been killed in Iraq.



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