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National Guardsman from Georgia passes away after non-combat incident in Afghanistan

A non-combat incident in Afghanistan on Monday claimed the life of a National Guardsman from Georgia, authorities say.

A non-combat incident in Afghanistan on Monday claimed the life of a National Guardsman from Georgia, authorities say.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, 22-year-old Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, of Hinesville, died in the Nangarhar Province from “wounds sustained from a non-combat incident.” The Department said that the incident remains under investigation, but Holmes is the second soldier from Georgia killed overseas as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Holmes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Savannah, which is within the Georgia Army National Guard, according to the Department of Defense.

Not other information is available at this time.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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  1. Nelda Smith

    May 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    MAY GOD BLESS, PROTECT AND CONSOLE FAMILY, LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS OF Spc. Miguel L. Holmes. WE THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE.

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