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Army Staff Sgt. Brandon R. Pepper

Died July 21, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

31, of York, Pa.; assigned to 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 21 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of unspecified causes.

Green Beret from Pennsylvania dies in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Fort Bragg-based Green Beret from Pennsylvania is dead in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

The Defense Department said Monday that Staff Sgt. Brandon Pepper of York, Pa., was killed during an enemy attack while he was on patrol in Afghanistan. The 31-year-old died Saturday in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province.

Pepper was a communications specialist assigned to the 4th Battalion of the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

Pepper was serving on his first deployment to Afghanistan. He served in Iraq in 2003.

Surviving are his spouse, brother and parents.

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