Arizona soldier who appeared on GMAZ killed in Afghanistan

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PHOENIX -- About a month ago, we introduced you to three Arizona soldiers serving in Afghanistan, including Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Montgomery.

Montgomery sent a letter to Arizona Highways Magazine to get some extra copies for his platoon. The staff at the magazine was so touched that they dedicated last month's issue to Montgomery and his platoon.

The "Good Morning! Arizona" crew coordinated with Arizona Highways to reunite Montgomery and his family live on the air. That was back in December.

We've learned that Montgomery was killed in action yesterday in Afghanistan.

He was 29 years old.