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The Department of Defense has confirmed the death of a Hungry Horse soldier in Afghanistan.

Pvt. Nicholas S. Cook, 19, of Hungry Horse, died March 7 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Italy.

The Missoulian will have an in-depth story about Cook's life and service to country later today. Watch Missoulian.com and Thursday's print edition of the Missoulian.

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