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      Fort Hood soldier dies from illness gained while deployed

      A Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin has died from an illness suffered during his deployment to Afghanistan.

      A Fort Hood soldier from Wisconsin has died from an illness suffered during his deployment to Afghanistan.

      The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Donnell Antwain Hamilton Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

      DOD officials say Hamilton died Thursday of an illness suffered while he was in the Ghazni Province. Military officials did not release further details on the illness.

      Hamilton joined the Army in October 2012. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood.

      Hamilton was deployed July 2013 to March 2014.