Paulding County native killed in Afghanistan

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.

The Pentagon said a fellow soldier, Sgt. James D. Pirtle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, also was killed in the attack.

Funeral arrangements are pending for the fallen soldiers.
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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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