Nebraska Man Killed During 3rd Tour In Afghanistan

HICKMAN, Neb. (AP) — A 30-year-old Army staff sergeant from Nebraska man is being remembered as a devoted family man after his death in Afghanistan.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Benjamin G. Prange died Thursday after the vehicle he was riding in hit an explosive device.

Prange would have celebrated his eleventh anniversary with his wife, Liz Prange, on Saturday. The couple have two sons and lived in Hickman.

Former neighbor Josh Hicks says Prange was a nice guy who worked hard to take care of his family.

Prange was on his third tour in Afghanistan when he died. Another soldier — Pfc. Keith M. Williams, 19, of Visalia, California — was also killed in the same explosion.

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