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Mississippi soldier killed in Afghanistan

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The family of a 20-year-old soldier from Tunica says he's been killed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Rev. Willie Dawson says his son, Army Pvt. William Brandon Dawson, died Friday.

Family spokesman Joseph Dawson says his brother was driving the lead truck in a convoy that was struck by a missile. William Dawson had been in ROTC as a student at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica. Joseph Dawson says the last time relatives saw his brother was when the soldier visited them about four months ago.

Family members say funeral arrangements were pending, but Dawson would be buried in a family plot in Tunica.

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