101st Airborne soldier killed in Afghanistan

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The 101st Airborne Division said Thursday that 22-year-old Spc. John M. Dawson of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died Wednesday in Jalalabad of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission.

Dawson was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as a combat medic. He joined the Army in 2012 and was stationed at Fort Campbell in January 2013.

Survivors include his parents, Rhonda J. Dawson and Michael J. Dawson of Whitinsville.Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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