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7:58 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Another Afghanistan Death

Oklahoma City, OK – th Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Porter man has become the eighth Oklahoma soldier to die in less than a month while serving in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense and the Oklahoma Army National Guard announced Wednesday that Spc. Joshua Michael Seals died Tuesday in a non-combat related incident in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

Officials didn't specify what type of incident occurred.

Guard officials said this was the first deployment for the 21-year-old Seals, who joined three years ago to become a truck driver. He was assigned to the Tulsa-based 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Seven of the eight Oklahoma soldiers to die since July 29 were Guard members.

Officials say Seals is the eighth Army National Guard soldier to die in Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. He's also the youngest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Porter man has become the eighth Oklahoma soldier to die in less than a month while serving in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense and the Oklahoma Army National Guard announced Wednesday that Spc. Joshua Michael Seals died Tuesday in a non-combat related incident in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

Officials didn't specify what type of incident occurred.

Guard officials said this was the first deployment for the 21-year-old Seals, who joined three years ago to become a truck driver. He was assigned to the Tulsa-based 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Seven of the eight Oklahoma soldiers to die since July 29 were Guard members.

Officials say Seals is the eighth Army National Guard soldier to die in Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. He's also the youngest