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Soldier from Antioch Killed in Afghanistan

Andrew P. Wade, 22, died Wednesday following non-combat incident, says Department of Defense



    Soldier from Antioch Killed in Afghanistan
    Andrew P. Wade

    A 22-year-old soldier from Antioch has been killed in Afghanistan.

    Andrew P. Wade, a soldier with the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, died Wednesday in Bagram from injuries received in a non-combat related incident two days earlier in Kunduz, Afghanistan, according to information provided by the Department of Defense.

    Wade joined the U.S. Army in September 2008.  After completing training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Wade arrived to Fort Drum in New York in April 2009. 

    He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Spring of 2010.

    Wade's awards and decorations include the NATO medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

    Wade is survived by his mother and father.