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Soldier from Chapel Hill killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 20, 2009 11:24 p.m. EDT

— Two soldiers – one from Chapel Hill – died in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on Tuesday after being injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, the U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday.

Pfc. Morris L. Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, and Staff Sgt. Clayton P. Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.