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Tripler soldier killed in Afghanistan

Source: Family of Christopher Newman Source: Family of Christopher Newman
Source: Family of Christopher Newman Source: Family of Christopher Newman

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A soldier stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Newman from North Carolina was among four who died when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Newman of Shelby died of his wounds on Oct. 29 in Kabul province. Newman was assigned to Medical Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center.

Newman had been serving in Afghanistan since May. He was due to return home for a two-week stay next month.

The others killed in the attack are:

  • Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera, 41, of Abilene, Texas, assigned to Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.;
  • Sgt. James M. Darrough, 38, of Austin, Texas, assigned to 101st Finance Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Sgt. Carlo F. Eugenio, 29, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., assigned to 756th Transportation Company, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, Van Nuys, Calif.

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