Tucson soldier killed in Afghanistan

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TUCSON -- A Tucson man was one of eight soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

The Department of Defense confirmed Sgt. Justin Gallegos died from injuries after a 12-hour battle.

After his death, Gallegos' family learned he earned two Purple Hearts for being wounded. He will now get a third along with a Bronze Star.

Gallegos joined the Army in 2002.

Gallegos leaves behind a 5-year-old son.