SNYDER, TX (KCBD) - Late Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Defense confirms a South Plains man died in combat. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey died as a result of an IED or improvised explosive device. The IED went off in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
He was a graduate of Snyder High School and most recently assigned to the 25th infantry in Alaska. Murphrey was 25 years old.
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