Kentucky Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky military officials say a National Guard soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Kentucky Adjutant General Edward Tonini says 27-year-old Sgt. Daniel Wallace of Dry Ridge was killed Friday when his platoon was attacked by Taliban fighters.

Tonini said Monday that the 27-year-old Wallace has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals, and
has been promoted to the sergeant rank.

Wallace was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's Company C,
Engineer Battalion based in Cynthiana. Tonini says Wallace was a gunner on an armor protected vehicle at the time of his death.

Wallace marks Kentucky's 17th National Guard soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. He's the third to die in Afghanistan.

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