Western New York Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM EDT

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Western New York Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM EDT

ALDEN, NY (WKBW-TV) - According to the Department of Defense website, Spc. Brett Gornewicz of Alden has died. The 27-year-old was injured on November 3 when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive devise in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He died from his injuries over the weekend.

Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, 29, of Port Henry, NY; and Spc. Ryan Jayne, 22, of Campbell, NY were also killed in the attack.

All three men were assigned to the 178th Theater Engineer Command from Oswego, NY.

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