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Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Tanner S. HigginsSgt. Tanner S. Higgins, age 23 of Yantis, Texas, died Saturday, April 14 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was buried in the Cypress Cemetery in southern Franklin County in services on Tuesday, April 24. For more information, see the Apirl 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic Herald.