Maine soldier was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan

Posted Nov. 10, 2010, at 2:58 p.m.
This Feb. 16, 2010 photo provided by the Department of Defense shows 20-year-old Spc. Andrew Hutchins, of New Portland, Maine, who was killed Monday Nov. 8, 2010 while on tower duty in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan. Hutchins was a 2008 graduate of Carrabec High School in North Anson, Maine and was serving as a military policeman assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)
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This Feb. 16, 2010 photo provided by the Department of Defense shows 20-year-old Spc. Andrew Hutchins, of New Portland, Maine, who was killed Monday Nov. 8, 2010 while on tower duty in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan. Hutchins was a 2008 graduate of Carrabec High School in North Anson, Maine and was serving as a military policeman assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

NEW PORTLAND, Maine — The Army says a Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan died of wounds suffered from small-arms fire when his unit came under attack.

The Army says 20-year-old Spc. Andrew Hutchins was killed Monday while on tower duty in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan.

Hutchins was from New Portland and a 2008 graduate of Carrabec High School in North Anson. He was serving as a military policeman assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Hutchins joined the Army in September 2008.

The Army says Hutchins is survived by his wife, Heather Hutchins, of Clarksville, Tenn.; his father, Jeffrey Hutchins of Leeds; and his mother, Robin Poulin of Waltham.

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