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Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted March 24, 2010 2:23 p.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2010 4:12 p.m. EDT

— A Fort Bragg-based soldier was killed Monday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Sgt. 1st Class Carlos M. Santos-Silva, 32, of Clarksville, Tenn., died in Kandahar province after his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, officials said.

Santos-Silva was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.