SeMo Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

AUGUST 23, 2005 - Posted at 3:52 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon reports a 20-year-old southeast Missouri soldier has been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.

Army Specialist Blake Hall of East Prarie in Mississippi County and three other troops died Sunday in the attack near Baylough, Afghanistan.  The bomb went off near their Humvee during patrol operations.

The soldiers were assigned to the Second Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Italy.

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