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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A Grafenwöhr-based soldier has died in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, the Defense Department announced Thursday.

Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, of West Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, a DOD news release said. It did not give the cause of death. Vasquez was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade.

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