Death of Hopewell soldier in Afghanistan under investigation

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jan 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-12 11:57:45-05

HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) – The Department of Defense announced Thursday that a soldier from Hopewell, Virginia died in Afghanistan.

In a press release, the DoD said Pfc. Michael W. Pyron died January 10th in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

Maj. Carla Debro told CBS 6 Senior Reporter Wayne Covil that she could not release more details about Pyron’s death, but did say the death was under investigation.

The 30-year-old soldier was assigned to the 25th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Brigade, 335th Signal Command Theater.

The Department of Defense said Pyron left behind a wife and two  children.

That unit was based out of East Point, Georgia.

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