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Soldier killed in Afghanistan has ties to our area

 

WAUSAU (WAOW)--A soldier killed in Afghanistan over the weekend was a member of a Wausau-based battalion.

22-year-old Justin Ross of Green Bay was a member of the 863rd Engineer Battalion.

The Department of Defense says he participated in training exercises and drills in our area.

Ross died Saturday when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Helmand province.

Details of his memorial service have not yet been released.

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