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Soldier from Ga. killed in Afghanistan

BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A U.S. Army soldier from Buford, Ga. was killed in a non-combat incident on Monday in Bagram, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense has confirmed.

Army Spc. Kyle E. Gilbert, 24, was in Afghanistan supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel. 

The incident is under investigation. A relative told 11Alive that they are still unaware of what happened to Gilbert.

Gilbert was a member of the  2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He was a graduate of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga., a family member told 11Alive. 

Gilbert's body is in Germany and is scheduled to be flown to Dover, Delaware on Wednesday. He has a brother in the Air Force, a relative said.

A friend, Tanner Fisher, issued the following statement about Gilbert:


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