Army identifies JBLM soldier killed in Afghanistan

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Department of Defense has identified a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who died in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Alexander G. Povilaitis of Dawsonville, Ga., died in Kandahar province of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

The 47-year-old was assigned to 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, and stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.