North Texas Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
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Two soldiers based at Fort Campbell were killed after their vehicle rolled over following an improvised explosive device detonating in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says 24-year-old Pfc. Benjamen G. Chisholm of Fort Worth, Texas, and 21-year-old Pvt. Charles M. High, IV, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Tuesday in Kunar Province.
Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Chisholm entered the Army in August 2008 and arrived in Fort Campbell in January 2009.
A family friend of Chisholm said he graduated in 2004 from Northwest High School in Denton County and his mother lives in Fredericksburg.
The family is still making plans for a memorial service.
Published at 9:01 PM CDT on Aug 18, 2010
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