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Soldier From Central Coast Dies In Afghanistan

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 12:24am

A Central Coast man died during combat operations in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says Army Specialist Clifford Alvarez of Santa Maria was one of two American killed by an improvised explosive device last Thursday.

The 23 year old man was assigned to the Second Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, based at White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico.

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