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10:39 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan

CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — The Department of Defense says a soldier from Oklahoma has died in Afghanistan.

The department says 25-year-old Spc. James E. Dutton of Checotah died Saturday in Logar province in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas.

No details were available about how Dutton died.

The Muskogee Phoenix reported in 2006 that Dutton was a graduate of Weleetka High School and that he graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

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