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REPORTS: Alameda soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The San Francisco Chronicle and the Alameda Journal are reporting that an Alameda man has been killed in Afghanistan.

The papers are reporting that Army Staff Sgt. Eric S. Trueblood, 27, was killed Thursday when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province.

The Chronicle reports that Trueblood was a bomb technician who had been in the military for eight years and that he downplayed the dangers of the job. They say preliminary reports show that Trueblood and others in his unit were walking toward a device that had exploded when a second one went off, killing him.

Three years ago, Trueblood graduated at the top of his class at the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base, the Chronicle reports.

Trueblood was assigned to the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Spinelli Barracks, in Mannheim, Germany, according to a Department of Defense press release identifying Trueblood.

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