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Fort Campbell Soldier From Maine Dies In Afghanistan

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HOULTON, Maine (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud said a Fort Campbell Special Forces soldier from Maine has died from injuries sustained a blast in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for Michaud said Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson was wounded on September 12 and died Monday at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

Henderson was born in Houlton and has family there.

Michaud's spokesman said Henderson served in 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., and that both legs were amputated after he was injured by an improvised explosive device.

Michaud said this "heartbreaking news" serves as a reminder "of the dangerous conditions so many deployed Americans continue to operate under overseas."

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