A soldier with the Germany-based 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade died in Afghanistan on Thursday, the Department of Defense reported.
Sgt. Jerry D. Reed II, 30, of Russellville, Ark., died in Paktika province, according to a press release. The cause of his death was not provided. Reed was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, based in Grafenwöhr.
The 172nd deployed to eastern Afghanistan in summer 2011 for a 12-month tour.
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