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Hunter Ranger killed in Afghanistan

POSTED: April 17, 2012 8:50 a.m.

SAVANNAH — Authorities say a U.S. Army Ranger assigned to a Georgia base has died in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon identifies the dead soldier as 23-year-old Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins of Yantis, Texas. The Pentagon statement said Higgins died Saturday in Logar province of eastern Afghanistan when his unit came under enemy small-arms fire.

Higgins was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart.

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