Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Joint Base Lewis-McChord solider from Colville, Wash., has died in Afghanistan after an insurgent attack.

The Department of Defense announced that 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Wyatt A. Goldsmith died Friday at Camp Bastion Hospital. He died of injuries he sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rocket-propelled grenades in the Helmad province.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Goldsmith was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com