Illinois Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

ROBBINS, Ill. -- An Illinois Army National Guard soldier from the Chicago suburb of Robbins has died of wounds she sustained in an attack in Afghanistan in January.

Military officials say 21-year-old Spc. Simone Robinson died Sunday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

She and four other Illinois Army National Guard soldiers were wounded on Jan. 17 in an attack by an improvised explosive device.

Robinson joined the Illinois Army National Guard in December 2004. Her unit was deployed in August 2008. It was her first deployment.

She graduated from Thornton High School in south suburban Harvey. She's survived by a 2-year-old daughter.

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