CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says a National Guardsman killed in action in Afghanistan served his nation with dignity, courage and honor.

Lynch said Cpl. Scott Dimond of Franklin was a hero who sacrificed protecting his country. Lynch said his thoughts and prayers are with Dimond’s family.

The 39-year-old Dimond died Monday of injuries from an improvised explosive device.

He was traveling in a military convoy that was attacked.

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