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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.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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  1. 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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