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The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, of Spokane, died Nov. 12, in Zerok, Afghanistan. Authorities said he suffered a fatal injury when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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