Army officer from Miss. killed in Afghanistan

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The military says an Army lieutenant from north Mississippi has died in Afghanistan.

Officials say 1st Lt. Donald C. Carwile, a 29-year-old Oxford resident, died Aug. 15 along with another soldier, Pfc. Paul E. Conlon Jr., 21, of Somerville, Mass.

The Department of Defense said Tuesday the men were killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb and came under attack from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.

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The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.