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Another Kentucky Soldier dies on Bagram Airfield

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Late yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a second Kentucky Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, fighting the global War on Terror.

Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, 2014, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.

On the same day, Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, 21, who listed Van Lear, Kentucky, as his home town of record also died at Bagram Airfield. His death remains under investigation. At this time there is no indication that these deaths were in any way connected.

These latest Soldier deaths bring to 2,171 the number of troop losses in Afghanistan, since the war began 13 years ago.

More information is available to media sources on Spc. Landis, including previous deployments and commendations, by contacting the U.S. Army Special Forces Command public affairs office during duty hours at 910-908-3947 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187. (Fort Bragg, N.C.)

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