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Soldier from Raleigh killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 22, 2012 10:09 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2012 5:52 a.m. EDT

— Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21, of Raleigh, died Thursday in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced Sunday. 

Hicks, who was serving in the Ghanzi, Afghanistan, died of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device, officials said. 

He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Bamberg, Germany.

No other information was released.