AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. John Baldacci says a soldier who was raised in Maine has died in combat in Afghanistan.

Baldacci says Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw was killed Sunday by enemy gunfire in Afghanistan on his third combat tour. His wife was notified while visiting her parents in Maine. She and three children live in Tennessee.

Baldacci placed a call to the family on Tuesday.

Shaw, who was 31, served with the 327th Infantry, First Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Ky. He was born in Massachusetts and raised in Exeter, Maine, by his father and grandmother, both of whom are deceased. His mother lives in Rhode Island.

Details of Shaw’s death have not been released.


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