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Sisters: Army to investigate Wis. soldier's death

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The sisters of a Wisconsin soldier killed in Afghanistan say U.S. Army military police are investigating his death.

His sisters tell the Appleton Post-Crescent (http://bit.ly/qD2n2b ) that Staff Sgt. Garrick L. Eppinger Jr. worked a desk job on Bagram Airbase and wasn't in the line of fire.

The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that the 25-year-old soldier from Fox Valley died Saturday in Parwan province in eastern Afghanistan. No other details were given about his death.

One of Eppinger's three sisters who spoke to the newspaper, Robbyn Stanley, says the family received the information about the investigation from an Army captain assigned to the family as a crisis officer. Military officials didn't return calls from the paper seeking confirmation.

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Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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