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Soldier with ties to Wentzville killed in Afghanistan

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Army Specialist Justin Eric Culbreth, 26, died after being struck by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar. By KMOV Web Producer Army Specialist Justin Eric Culbreth, 26, died after being struck by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV)-- An Army Specialist with ties to Wentzville was killed in action Wednesday in Afghanistan.

Spc. Justin Eric Culbreth, 26, died after being struck by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar.
 
Culbreth’s parents live in Wentzville.
 
Spc. Culbreth was an Infantryman assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the U.S. Army in 2004.
 
His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Combat
 
He is survived by his wife and 5 children.
 

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