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Lewis-McChord Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Combat

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The Defense Department says an Army Ranger from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was shot to death in a firefight Friday in Afghanistan.
    
The 26-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., Sgt. Thomas MacPherson, was deployed with the 75th Ranger Regiment.
    
The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/TT42Jg ) he was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan and had deployed once to Iraq. He's the 28th Lewis-McChord soldier to die this year in Afghanistan.
    
MacPherson leaves his wife, Claudia, and son, Brayden, in Tacoma and parents, Troy and Diona MacPherson of Long Beach, Calif.
   
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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