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Keller soldier dies of Afghan war wounds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the death of a 29-year-old North Texas soldier in a roadside mining attack in Afghanistan.   A Defense Department statement on Monday identified the dead soldier as Staff Sgt. Alex A. Viola of Keller. It says he died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while the unit was on dismounted patrol.   Viola was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.      

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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