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Army Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers

Died July 14, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

27, of Mount Olivet, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 14 in Pirkwoti Valley, Paktya province, Afghanistan, after enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire on July 13.

Kentucky soldier killed in combat had just re-enlisted

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The mother of a northern Kentucky soldier who died last week in Afghanistan says her son had just re-enlisted in the Army.

Military officials say 27-year-old Sgt. Jeremy Summers of Mount Olivet died of injuries suffered after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire last Wednesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. He died on Thursday.

His mother, Laura Summers, says he had served six years in the Army, including a tour of duty in Iraq. He was also stationed in Korea for a while.

Laura Summers says her husband, Mike, is retired from the Army, and she served four years herself.

She said her son emailed his father recently to get his opinion about re-enlisting.

Jeremy Summers was a 2002 graduate of Bracken County High School.

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