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Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 7:06 AM, May 02, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-02 07:08:50-04

A soldier has died in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

23-year-old Sergeant Nicholas Dickhut died Sunday in a fire fight in Kandahar Province.

The Minnesota native had just called his little brother to wish him a happy birthday. According to his mother, the fire fight happened right before he went on the mission.

Sergeant Dickhut served with the 5-20 regiment attached to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.