Soldier from Maryland dies from IED attack in Afghanistan

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Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown

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TAKOMA PARK, MD – A soldier from Takoma Park died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda of wounds from a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan last month, the Defense Department said.

Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, was assigned to the headquarters unit of 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Details of Brown’s service record were not immediately available.

Brown is the second soldier from Takoma Park to have been killed in Afghanistan since October.

Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas, 31, was taking part in a mission against the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan branch Oct. 5 when he was killed by a improvised bomb blast.

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