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N.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 3, 2009 6:17 p.m. EDT
Updated August 3, 2009 6:26 p.m. EDT

— A soldier from Person County was among three Americans killed in Afghanistan Saturday, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

Pfc. Richard K. Jones, 21, of Roxboro, was a member of the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo. Jones joined the army in September of 2008.

Jones and his patrol were attacked by insurgents Saturday in Mushan Village. The other soldiers killed in the attack were:  Cpl. Jonathan M. Walls, 27, of West Lawn, Pa., and Pvt. Patrick S. Fitzgibbon, 19, of Knoxville, Tenn.