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Military says soldier from central Indiana fatally wounded during combat in Afghanistan

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NOBLESVILLE, Indiana — Military officials say a soldier from central Indiana was fatally wounded during combat in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew Ammerman of Noblesville died Wednesday.

The military says he was wounded by small arms fire during a clearing operation in Zabul Province.

Ammerman was assigned to the Army's 7th Special Forces Group that's based at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base.

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