Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The U.S. Army says a soldier from Maine has been killed in Afghanistan.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the Army informed her Tuesday that 26-year-old Sgt. Corey Garver, of Topsham, died Sunday of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb exploded near his patrol in Paktiya Province in eastern Afghanistan.

Pingree says Garver was assigned to 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. His mother lives in Louisiana, and his father and stepmother live in New Mexico.

In a statement, Pingree said Garver "died defending his country and we owe him and his family a debt of gratitude for their sacrifice."

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