US Brigadier general dies in Afghanistan
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 23:02
Washington: A top US Army officer has died in Afghanistan and the US Army is investigating the circumstances of his death.

The US Army said Brigadier General Terence Hildner, 49, died in Kabul of apparent natural causes.

Hildner was commander of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas, was in Afghanistan to support the NATO training mission.

Hildner was one of the highest ranking officers to die in Afghanistan, CNN reported.

"The unfortunate and untimely death of Brigadier General Hildner was a shock to our unit and Families," Col. Knowles Atchison, 13th ESC rear commander, said in a statement posted on the Fort Hood website.

"Both forward deployed elements and we at home station are deeply saddened by this loss. We will all pull together through this difficult period and care for one another."

"The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation," the statement said.


First Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 23:02

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