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Wisconsin native paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

Matthew Leggett from Wisconsin Rapids died Wednesday

Wisconsin Paratrooper Killed

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WKBT) - A Wisconsin native and purple heart recipient was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Sgt. First Class Matthew Leggett died on Wednesday according the Department of Defense. Details have not been released.

Leggett was born in Wisconsin Rapids and served three combat tours after enlisting in 1995. The decorated paratrooper was 39 years old.

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