Army Soldier from Augusta Dies in Afghanistan

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Army says a 22-year-old soldier from Augusta has died in Afghanistan.

The Augusta Chronicle reports Spc. Hilda I. Clayton died Tuesday in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Wednesday her death resulted from a noncombat incident that is under investigation. No further details were released.

Clayton served as a combat documentation specialist assigned to the 21st Signal Brigade based at Fort Meade, Md. Chad Jones, a Fort Meade spokesman, says Clayton joined the unit a year ago after graduating from the Army post's Defense Information School.

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