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Sierra Vista soldier dies in Afghanistan

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Sierra Vista soldier dies in Afghanistan

  • Military tents at Kandahar Airfield, 2009.
    Radio Nederland Wereldomroep/FlickrMilitary tents at Kandahar Airfield, 2009.

A soldier from Sierra Vista died in Afghanistan on Friday, according to the Department of Defense.

Spc. Christian M. Adams, 26, died in Kandahar of wounds from a non-combat incident, the Pentagon said in a news release Monday.

Adams was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, based in Fort Hood, Texas.

He is the 45th member of the military with Southern Arizona ties to die in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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