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Cherokee Co soldier dies in Afghanistan

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MURPHY, CHEROKEE COUNTY (WRCB) –  A soldier whose family lives in Murphy, North Carolina has died in Afghanistan.

The body of Sergeant Donald Edgerton was received at Dover Air Force Base Tuesday.

His family is in Maryland, where they will receive his remains.

The 32-year-old didn't grow up in Murphy, but his father lives there.

Folks in town told Eyewitness News, they know Sergeant Edgerton through his father, a well-known lumber salesman.

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