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Fort Riley soldier killed in Afghanistan

June 19, 2007

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— A Fort Riley soldier was killed in Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, the Army said Monday.

Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader Jr., 36, died Saturday in Tarin Kowt. Lewsader was an infantryman serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which is based at the northeast Kansas post. He was from Clinton, Ind.

Fort Riley officials said that as of Monday, 108 soldiers from the post have been killed while serving in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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