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December 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM

JBLM soldier dies after attack in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. –  A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from upstate New York has died of wounds suffered in an attack on his unit in Afghanistan.  Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, of Rochester, died Thursday at hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was 26.

The Defense Department says Reid was wounded Dec. 9 by an improvised explosive device.

Reid enlisted in the Army in 2006. He served with the 53rd Ordnance Company of the 3rd Ordnance Battalion, and had been deployed from JBLM. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.

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