Longview soldier killed in Afghanistan

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The family of a Longview woman serving with the Army in Afghanistan says she was shot and killed Wednesday in a guard tower.

The stepmother of 21-year-old Spc. Mikayla Anne Bragg told The Daily News she had been scheduled to leave Afghanistan and return to the United States on Jan. 6.

The Defense Department has not confirmed the death.

The stepmother, Amber Bragg of Longview, said Bragg's father, Steve Bragg, flew to Dover Air Force Base to identify the body.

Mikayla Bragg joined the Army after graduating from Mark Morris High School in 2008. She was deployed in August from Fort Knox in Kentucky to Afghanistan as truck driver with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Her mother, Sheyanne Baker, lives in Shelton.
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