NJ Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick, Jr. was killed in Afghanistan Dec. 11

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011  |  Updated 4:41 PM EDT
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NJ Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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A New Jersey soldier died Sunday in Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device, officials said Tuesday.

Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick, Jr., 30, of Blairston, Warren County, was killed in action Dec. 11 alongside Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz, 24, of California, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

The two died in the Kunar province of Afghanistan when enemey forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, said officials.

Both were assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Wildrick's remains were due to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., Tuesday night, the Warren County Express-Times reports.

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