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Bragg Update

Posted on 27th December 2011 at 09:07

The remains of Army Specialist Mikayla Bragg of Longview are back in the United States. The Associated Press is releasing a photo of Bragg’s flag-draped coffin arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The 2008 Mark Morris High School graduate was shot and killed last Wednesday, while in a guard tower in the Khowst province in Afghanistan. Additional details on the incident haven’t yet been released. Bragg’s father flew to Dover to meet the remains; he says that they’ll stay there until an autopsy is completed, then they’ll be flown to Joint Base Lewis McChord. From there, Bragg’s body will be transported to Longview for a local memorial service. Bragg’s family says that she was just a couple of weeks away from concluding her first deployment to Afghanistan when she was killed. Bragg had joined the Army shortly after her graduation in 2008; she was assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox in May of last year.