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Hazel Green, Wis. soldier dies in Afghanistan

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30-year-old Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A man from Hazel Green, Wis. died Monday while serving with the U.S. Army in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan. That's according to the Department of Defense.

30-year-old Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey was a military police officer assigned to the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

The Department of Defense released no details of his death, except for that the U.S. Army is still investigating it.

It was Grindey's second deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Grindey joined the Army one decade ago. His stepmother said Grindey had just been deployed to Afghanistan on Dec. 31.

Grindey was married and had two children.

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