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Kentucky Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A Kentucky family is dealing with an unimaginable loss. The military has announced the death of 22-year-old Army Specialist Jeremy Gullett.

He was from Greenup County in northeastern Kentucky.

Gullet's family says he always wanted to be a soldier and now, as a Specialist with the 10st Airborne Division, he will be laid to rest as one.

The Department of Defense says Gullet died when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle in Afghanistan. His family was notified of his death by the military on Wednesday.

Another soldier riding with Gullett was also killed. He's identified as 25-year-old Sergeant Kevin Roberts of Farmington, New Mexico.

Gullett was a 2003 graduate of Greenup County High School.

He was also a member of the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, along with much of his family, and will receive full firefighter honors when he's buried.

Gullett's mother says he was deployed to Afghanistan in March, the weekend before Easter.

The family has been told his remains will arrive in a week to ten days. Flags on state buildings will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral. That day has not yet been set.


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