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Soldier killed in Afghanistan has ties to Vt.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A soldier with ties to the Green Mountains was killed in Afghanistan. Major Jaimie Leonard and a second soldier died from their injuries sustained from small arms fire over the weekend.

The 39-year-old intelligence officer from Warwick, N.Y, has family in Vermont. The West Point grad had also served tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq.

The highly decorated soldier's awards include two Bronze Stars and two Meritorious Service Medals.

Leonard had been serving in Afghanistan since January.

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