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Fort Benning soldier killed in combat

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The Department of Defense tells News Leader 9 a soldier based at Fort Benning died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, 21, of Rosemount, Minn., died July 18 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds suffered July 10 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. 

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Source: Department of Defense

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