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Fort Campbell Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A 25-year-old Wisconsin soldier based
at Fort Campbell has been killed in Afghanistan.

The military said in a statement that Army Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst
of Onalaska was killed Sunday when his convoy was attacked with
rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire in the Qalandar
District of the Khost Province.

Dewhirst was an infantry officer assigned to the D Co., 2nd
Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st
Airborne Division. He joined the Army in May 2006 and arrived at
Fort Campbell in June 2007.

Dewhirst is survived by his parents, Randy and Susan Dewhirst of
Onalaska. A woman who answered the telephone at the Dewhirst
residence said the family had no comment and referred questions to
Fort Campbell.

The soldiers awards and decorations include the Parachutist
Badge, the Ranger Tab and Special Operations Diver.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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