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Soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense late Thursday announced the death of an 82nd Airborne soldier killed in Afghanistan this week.

Sgt. David J. Drakulich, 22, of Reno, Nev., died Wednesday in Chagali, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. The Defense Department is investigating the incident. No further information was immediately available.

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