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Southern California soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Southern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Sgt. Noah Korte, 29, of Lake Elsinore was killed Tuesday in Paktia when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers were also killed.

The three were from the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, from Ft. Hood, Texas.

Korte was on his first deployment to Afghanistan after three deployments to Iraq.


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Photo: Noah Korte. Credit: Facebook

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