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Soldier with Minnesota ties killed

Pentagon officials on Saturday said Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, who attended Mankato State University, died Sept. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire.
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Pentagon officials on Saturday said Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, who attended Mankato State University, died Sept. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire, KARE 11 reports.

He spent two years at Mankato and then decided to enlist in the Army, the Journal Courier reported. He told his wife he wanted a Bible verse from Luke read at his funeral if he were killed in action. It reads: “But not so with you brethren, let the greatest among you become as the youngest and the leader as one who serves."

As of Tuesday, at least 1,980 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion, according to one tally, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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