The military says a soldier from Mississippi has died from a medical condition unrelated to combat in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon said SFC Class Billy A. Sutton died Feb. 7 in Uruzgan province. Mississippi National Guard spokesman Tim Powell says the 42-year-old soldier lived in Mooreville.
Powell was member of the 288th Engineer Sapper Company based in Houston, Miss. He was married with a wife and a stepson.
He enlisted Sept. 5, 2001.
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