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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A soldier from Fort Knox soldier died from injuries he suffered in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Officials say Sergeant First Class William Lacey of Laurel, Florida, was killed when his unit was attacked with rocket propelled grenades.
The 38-year old served in the military for 10-years and came to Fort Knox in January of last year.
According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. First Class William K. Lacey, 38, of Laurel, Fla., died Jan. 4, 2014, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
This was Lacey's fifth deployment, having served three tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.
Lacey was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Sgt. Lacey's interment, for which arrangements are still pending.