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Fort Campbell Soldier From Ohio Killed In Afghanistan

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Staff Sergeant Sonny Christopher Zimmerman Staff Sergeant Sonny Christopher Zimmerman

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A Fort Campbell soldier from Ohio has died in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Sonny Christopher Zimmerman died while on a mounted patrol in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.

The 25-year-old from Waynesfield, Ohio, was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantry squad leader. He joined the Army in June 2005.

Zimmerman's awards include one Purple Heart, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Ribbons, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

He is survived by his wife, Morgan C. Zimmerman of Lima, Ohio; his step-daughter, Riley A. McVicker, of Lima, Ohio; and his parents, Chris L. Zimmerman of Waynesfield, Ohio, and Michelle Fischbach of Jennings, Ohio.

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