Afghan blast kills N.C. guardsman

From staff reportsOctober 20, 2009 

A National Guard soldier from Matthews, near Charlotte, was killed in Afghanistan late last week when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department.

Spc. Anthony G. Green, 28, was serving with the 143rd Infantry Detachment of the Texas National Guard.

He and another soldier, Staff Sgt. Chris N. Staats, 32, of Fredericksburg, Texas, were killed in the attack Friday in Wardak province, the department said.

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