Merced-area soldier dies in Afghanistan

A soldier from Merced County died in Afghanistan on Monday.

Spc. Terry J. Hurne, who was 34, died in a non-combat incident in Logar province, the U.S. Department of Defense stated.

Hurne was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York.

Hurne was a 1998 graduate of Atwater High School.

A story in the Merced Sun-Star said Hurne was married and also leaves his father, a brother and two sisters.


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