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US Soldier Dies Of Illness Developed In Afghanistan

Army Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr.
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Army Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr.

Army Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, died July 24, at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas from an illness he contracted while serving in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

In announcing Hamilton's death, the Department of Defense did not give any information as to the nature of his illness.

The Killeen Daily Herald reports Hamilton's deployment to Afghanistan lasted from July 2013 to March 2014.

Hamilton was from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and attended George Nelson Tremper High School, according to his Facebook page.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood in Texas.

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