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The longest war in American history, the fight in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 2,433 U.S. troops, according to icasualties.org. The 48th has lost one soldier, Spc. Miguel L. Holmes, 22, of Hinesville, who died during a non-combat incident in May. The military has not yet confirmed his cause of death.
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