Soldier from Long Island Dies in Afghanistan

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    A U.S. Army soldier from Long Island has died in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense said Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, of Baldwin, lost his life Friday while serving in Logar province.

    The 39-year-old was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Bamberg, Germany.

    Defense officials did not immediately provide any details about Lipari's death, which is under investigation.

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