DOD announces death of Hillsboro soldier in Afghanistan

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by Adam McDonald, KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo.  (KMOV) – The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of a Hillsboro man who was serving in Afghanistan.

Private First Class Matthew H. Walker, 20, from Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5 in Afghanistan after being attacked and shot by enemy fire, the Department of Defense said in a statement Friday afternoon.

Walker was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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