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Green Bay area soldier killed in Afghanistan

HOWARD, Wis. (AP) -- A Green Bay area church says its pastor's son has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

An assistant pastor at New Freedom Church in Howard told WLUK-TV that 22-year-old Justin Ross was killed in the line of duty.

The church says Pastor Ron Ross and his wife, Debbie, flew to Dover Air Force Base on Sunday for the return of their son's body.

Assistant pastor Gerald Heins tells the station they're early in the grieving process, still trying to understand what happened.

Justin Ross was a 2007 graduate of Bay Port High School. He was in the Army Reserves and was deployed in August.

Heins says the soldier loved the guys in his squad and happy to be defending his country.

The Defense Department has not announced his death.

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