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Soldier from Fosston killed in Afghanistan

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Soldier from Fosston killed in Afghanistan
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Sgt. Matthew Harmon, a 2000 graduate of Fosston High School, was killed Sunday in Afghanistan, the StarTribune.com in Minneapolis is reporting. His wife is a Grand Forks, N.D., native, the website said.

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Harmon was killed Sunday in Afghanistan"by what appears to have been two explosive devices as his Army unit was recovering a vehicle," the newspaper website reported.

The sergeant was deployed for the first time to Afghanistan about a month ago, and his parents notified early this morning that he had been killed in an eastern part of the country bordering Pakistan, according to StarTribune.com.

Harmon had served two previous tours in Iraq, his father, Tom Harmon, told the website.

"Harmon joined the Minnesota National Guard as a senior in high school and eventually joined the active Army. He was stationed in Germany and is survived by his wife, Nicole, a Grand Forks native, and three children."

Funeral arrangements are pending, but Harmon's body is expected to be returned to Minnesota for burial, StarTribune.com reported

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