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Fort Carson Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Aircraft Accident

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A Fort Carson soldier has died following an aircraft accident in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Post officials Friday identified the solider killed as 21-year-old Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, of Thornton, Colorado. Details of the aircraft accident Wednesday were not immediately available. The accident remains under investigation.

Wykstra was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Wykstra joined the Army last year and was deployed to Afghanistan in January.


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