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Fort Bragg soldier dies of wounds

Posted July 20, 2010 7:29 p.m. EDT

A soldier assigned to Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne died in Germany July 16 of wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton, 23, of Decatur, Ill., was injured July 13 when insurgents attacked his unit in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, with rifles, rocket-propelled-grenades and small-arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.