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N.C. soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 3, 2010 8:33 p.m. EDT
Updated September 4, 2010 7:49 a.m. EDT

— A soldier from North Carolina was among four who were killed in an attack in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.

Pfc. Matthew E. George, 22, of Grantsboro, died Aug. 31 in Logar province, military officials said. George was wounded when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Along with George, the deceased soldiers were identified as Staff Sgt. Vinson B. Adkinson III, 26, of Harper, Kan.; Sgt. Raymond C. Alcaraz, 20, of Redlands, Calif.; and Pfc. James A. Page, 23, of Titusville, Fla.

The four were assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Bamberg, Germany.