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Kansas Guard sergeant killed in Afghanistan

September 18, 2006


A Kansas National Guard member from Mayetta has been killed in Afghanistan, the military reported Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class Bernard Lee Deghand, 42, was killed by small arms fire Friday while conducting combat operations as part of Operation Mountain Fury, said Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, adjutant general for Kansas.

Deghand was a member of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Division Artillery Embedded Training Team, Bunting said. His unit was involved in training Afghan soldiers in mechanized infantry tactics using armored personnel carriers

Funeral arrangements are pending.


Linda Aikins 11 years, 9 months ago

God bless you, Bernie. Please watch from above and do what you can to get our troops home safely.

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