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Austin Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

A soldier from Austin has died, the Department of Defense has announced Tuesday, while battling in Afghanistan.

The DOD stats that Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, died June 1 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan in support of Operationg Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Reigoux died from injuries from wounds after insurgents attacked his unit with a RPG (rocket propelled grenade+).

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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