Guardsman Dies In Afghanistan

LATTA, S.C. (AP) - A 38-year-old man serving with the South Carolina National Guard in Afghanistan has died.

Family members say Sergeant Edward Philpot of Latta leaves behind a wife and three young daughters.

Philpot's relatives did not want to give details of the death. The Pentagon also has not released details.

Philpot's aunt Lois Hayes says her nephew left for Afghanistan in January and served as a military scout. She says he was highly regarded as a father and a good citizen of his local community.

Hayes says Philpot will be buried in Kentucky, his home state.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Gale Location: KY on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:40 AM
    Love and Prayers to the family. This family is a victim of a War that has went on too long. Our troops need to be home. That all the afghanistan people know. It taught from bith on up. let them fight their probblems without involving our american troops. I sometime wonder how long this war would go on if Bush's daughters were there.
  • by Renee Location: London, Kentucky on Oct 26, 2007 at 06:18 AM
    Ed was a wonderful brother. He will be greatly missed!


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