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Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, died of injuries sustained in an aircraft accident in Afghanistan May 28, the Defense Department announced on Friday.
Wykstra, of Thornton, Colorado, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
He was killed in Kandahar province, according to the DoD announcement.
The incident is under investigation. No further details were immediately available as of Friday afternoon.