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FORT KNOX, Ky. (WDRB) - Officials say a Fort Knox soldier has died in Afghanistan. He died of injuries sustained during a rocket propelled grenade attack on his company in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
The soldier has been identified as Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Florida. Lacey was a wheeled vehicle mechanic who began his military service in January 2003. He arrived at For Knox in January 2013.
This was Lacey's fifth deployment, including three tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.
has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
Knox and 3rd Brigade/1st Infantry Division will hold Duke Remembrance ceremonies here and in Afghanistan in Lacey's
honor at times to be determined.