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Belmont soldier killed in Afghanistan, DOD reports

Posted by Sarah Thomas  November 2, 2010 09:43 PM

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The remains of a Belmont soldier who was killed Monday in a bomb attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan were returned to American soil today, according to a release from the Department of Defense.

Spc. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Curtis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Also killed was Pfc. Andrew N. Meari, 21, of Plainfield, Ill. The remains of both soldiers were flown in to Dover Air Force Base today.

The family could not be reached for comment.

More information will be reported as the story develops.

Sarah Thomas can be reached at sarah.m.thomas@gmail.com.

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