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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield man is one of four soldiers killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

The Army announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Special Agent Joseph M. Peters and the three other soldiers died Sunday in Kandahar Province when their unit was hit by an improvised explosive device.

Peters was assigned to the 5th Military Police Battalion from Vicenza, Italy. He was a special agent assigned to the 286th Military Police Detachment.

He served two deployments in Iraq before being assigned to Afghanistan.

Peters is survived by a wife and 20-month-old son.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:16

Former soldier seeks custody of child

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri couple is concerned that a former soldier will be granted visitation or custody of the child he conceived with their 14-year-old daughter.

 

   Pulaski County Associate Circuit Judge John Clayton is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday in the guardianship and adoption case filed by a Pulaski County couple regarding their grandson.

 

   The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the girl's parents are seeking to terminate the parental rights of the father.

 

   A military court in 2012 found the father not guilty of aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape and committing an indecent act with the couple's daughter. She became pregnant in 2010.

 

   The father is seeking to gain custody or visitation and to change the boy's name. He says he's wants his parental rights recognized.

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