Army: Fort Campbell soldier killed by explosive

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 5:22 PM

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. Army says a Fort Campbell-based soldier has died in Afghanistan after being wounded when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle.
 
   The Army says Staff Sgt. Sonny C. Zimmerman, 25, of Waynesfield, Ohio, died July 16, in Mushaka, Afghanistan.
 
   Zimmerman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Ky. He joined the Army in 2005.
 
   Among his honors, Zimmerman has been awarded a Purple Heart, a Combat Infantry Badge and an Air Assault Badge.

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