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Teen soldier killed in Afghanistan on Independence Day

(WTVM) -

An Alabama soldier died in combat in Afghanistan on July 4th.

Officials say enemy forces attacked a unit in Afghanistan with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing 18 year old Private Errol "Elijah" Milliard.

He was a 2012 graduate of Carver High School in Birmingham.

This was his first deployment.

Milliard was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion with the 26th Engineer Brigade.

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