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Local soldier dies in Afghanistan

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 18:01:13-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)- According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., died Jan. 10, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on mounted patrol. 

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

This was his second deployment. His significant awards include the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.