Army Maj. Paul Voelke, a Monroe native, dies in Afghanistan
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Maj. Paul Voelke, a Monroe native and a rising star in the Army, died Friday in Afghanistan, miliary officials said Monday.
Voelke, 36, died in Mazar-e-Sharif from "noncombat-related injuries," according to Army officials who declined to provide additional details.
According to a posting on his Army unit's Facebook page, Voelke, who had earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, was fatally...