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Army Capt. David A. Boris

Died November 12, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

30, of Pennsylvania; assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Spc. Adrian E. Hike.

Soldier from Pottsville dies in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A soldier from Pennsylvania has died in Afghanistan, the man’s family told a newspaper.

Capt. David Boris, 30, of Pottsville, died sometime over the weekend, his family told the Republican & Herald in Pottsville. He was a member of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) and a 1999 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Boris was sent to Afghanistan in May for 15 months, his family said.

The family learned of his death in a phone call from his wife, Jamie, from a military base in Germany. The couple was married eight years ago.

Details of how Boris died were not released. The Defense Department has not announced Boris’ death.

“He was a great guy. I don’t know how else to describe him,” Linda Pavao, Boris’ mother-in-law, said. “If we could have hand-picked a husband for our daughter, he would have been it.”

Boris graduated from Pottsville Area High School in 1994. He was co-captain of the soccer and swim teams.

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