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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 10:10 am | Updated: 2:40 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

The war in Afghanistan has claimed the life of a 28-year-old Mesa soldier.

The war in Afghanistan has claimed the life of a Mesa soldier.

The Pentagon says 28-year-old Cory Jenkins died Tuesday when the vehicle he and three other soldiers were riding in was hit by an improvised device.

Jenkins was a graduate of Brigham Young University and A.T. Still University's physicians-assistant program.

His father, Stanley Jenkins of Mesa, said his son chose the Army to gain intense experience treating trauma injuries.

Jenkins recalled his son saying you can't get better experience than serving in the military.

Jenkins leaves behind a wife and infant daughter.

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