24-Year-Old Soldier From Staten Island Killed In Afghanistan

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 24-year-old soldier from Staten Island has been killed in Afghanistan by insurgents who attacked his unit, military officials said.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis died Wednesday in Ghani Province in an attack that involved an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, the Pentagon said.

Ollis was an infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Drum in northern New York.

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Ollis joined the Army in August 2006. After serving in Germany and Fort Campbell in Kentucky, he arrived at Fort Drum in November 2011. He previously had done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His unit was deployed to Afghanistan in January.

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