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Spencer Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

Last updated on Monday, September 12, 2011

(SPENCER) - An Owen County soldier, who joined the Army because of the attacks on 9/11 was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Family members say Private Brett Wood of Spencer, died Friday in a roadside bombing.

This was the second roadside bombing the 19 year-old was a had been in, while serving.

He had returned to Afghanistan in April after recovering from the first bombing.

Sunday night, friends set up a memorial in Wood's honor. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Private Wood's body is to be returned to the United States today. His brother, Nikk Wood -- who joined the military at the same time at Brett -- will accompany his body home.

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