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Vilseck-based soldier dies in Afghanistan

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 10, 2011

BAMBERG, Germany — A Vilseck, Germany-based soldier died Tuesday in Afghanistan in a noncombat related incident, according to a Defense Department news release.

Pfc. Kalin C. Johnson, 19, of Lexington, S.C., was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, currently deployed to Kandahar province. The DOD released no details of his death.

“It’s just heartbreaking. It’s horrible. He had a small child,” Christina Chandler of Lexington told the Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.

Johnson is survived by his parents and a son, according to a U.S. Army Europe spokeswoman.

A memorial service is scheduled for March 17 at 10 a.m. at the Rose Barracks Chapel in Vilseck, the spokeswoman said.

From staff reports

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