Fort-Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan.

Military officials said Monday that 20-year-old Pfc. Christian R. Sannicolas of Anaheim, Calif., died April 28 in Kandahar province of injuries received when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Sannicolas was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

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Rest Easy Airborne...another young soul gone...another brother lost...take a knee and face out...We got you covered. We'll rally on the big DZ in the sky..