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Bragg paratrooper dies in Afghanistan after IED attack

Posted April 9, 2012 10:52 p.m. EDT
Updated April 10, 2012 12:54 p.m. EDT

— A paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg died last week after being blasted by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Monday.

Staff Sgt. Tyler J. Smith, 24, of Licking, Mo., died April 3 in Kandahar province. 

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.