Fort Rucker Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) - Military officials said Wednesday a Fort Rucker soldier from Georgia was killed in action in Afghanistan.

According to a statement from Fort Rucker, 29-year-old Staff Sergeant Donald T. Tabb, of Norcross, Georgia, was killed around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Other details of the death were not immediately available.

Tabb was serving with the 6th Military Police Detachment, 13th Aviation Regiment. He was a dog handler serving in Afghanistan with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force.

He is survived by his mother, Gloria Smith of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Fort Rucker Main Post Chapel.

Tabb's death remains under investigation.

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