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Army journalist is first killed in war since 9/11

NASHVILLE (AP) - Military officials say a Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan who was dedicated to telling the soldier's story was the first Army journalist killed in combat since 9/11.

Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter died June 18 when a patrol he was with was struck by improvised explosive device in Kandahar. The 25-year-old from Ohio was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Kelly DeWitt, a spokeswoman for Fort Campbell, confirmed that his death was the first within the ranks of Army journalists since the wars began.

Those who worked with him said Hunter was passionate reporter and photographer who wanted to provide a glimpse into the lives of today's combat soldiers.

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