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Special Forces Soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, NC – A U.S. Special Forces Soldier was killed in an insurgent attack while on patrol in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Robert Pepper, 31, was assigned to Company B, 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a Special Forces communications sergeant.

This was Pepper’s first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pepper is survived by his spouse, brother and parents.

For further information, media should contact the U.S. Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-689-6187 or after duty hours at 931-220-2229.

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