Pentagon says Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan

8:40 PM, Mar 8, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense says an Ohio soldier has died in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The department says Spc. Cody D. Suggs, 22, of West Alexandria in western Ohio died Thursday at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat incident that remains under investigation.

The Defense Department says Suggs was assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 1487th Transportation Company out of Piqua, part of the 371st Sustainment Brigade based in Springfield.

Suggs joined the guard in 2009. He was a truck driver for his company. This was his first deployment.

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