Gainesville man killed in Afghanistan


The U.S. department of defense, in a news release, announced the deaths of four soldiers, including a Gainesville man, who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Private Lamarol J. Tucker, 26, of Gainesville is among the four soldiers.

According to the news release, they died May 16, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit, using an improvised explosive device in Zabul province, Afghanistan.

Private Tucker and his comrades were part of the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Anchorage, Alaska.

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