Soldier with ties to Jefferson, N.H, killed in Afghanistan

Army Sergeant 1st Class Ryan J. Savard, 29, was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a statement. According to the New Hampshire news station WMUR, Savard was originally from Jefferson, N.H.

Savard, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died as a result of small arms fire while on patrol in the Khanabad District, the statement said. He was stationed out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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