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Hawaii Soldier among six killed in Afghanistan Attack

December 14, 2010, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 8:58 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A Hawaii man was among six soldiers killed in a weekend attack in Afghanistan.  Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, of Ewa Beach Hawaii suffered fatal injuries in the Sunday, December 12, 2010 incident.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense says Cpl. Collins died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the unit with an improvised explosive device.

Also killed were: Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., 23, of Conway, N.C.; Spc. Patrick D. Deans, 22 of Orlando, Fla.; Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21, of San Diego, Calif.; Spc. Derek T. Simonetta, 21, of Redwood City, Calif.; and Spc. Jorge E. Villacis, 24, of Sunrise, Fla.

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