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Fort Campbell Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Sgt. Michael C. Cable Sgt. Michael C. Cable

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Department of Defense said a Fort Campbell soldier who was a western Kentucky native has been killed in Afghanistan.

The soldier was identified Thursday as 26-year-old Sgt. Michael C. Cable of Philpot.

The department said Cable died Wednesday from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by enemy forces in Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Cable was a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. He joined the Army in August 2007 and arrived at Fort Campbell in December 2010.

His awards include one Bronze Star Medal (posthumous), one Purple Heart (posthumous) and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

Cable was the first combat death of the 101st Airborne's current deployment to Afghanistan, according to the Leaf Chronicle. 

Cable is survived by his parents, Raymond L. Johnston, Sr., and Vickie M. Johnston, both of Philpot, Ky., and his brother, Raymond L. Johnston, Jr.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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