A Fort Campbell soldier from Missouri has been killed in action in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, MO, died Thursday in Paktika province after his unit was attacked by enemy fire, officials said.
Walker served as an infantryman in the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Walker was a decorated soldier with the Army Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Service Star.
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