HOULTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud says a Special Forces soldier from Maine has died from injuries sustained in a blast in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for Michaud says Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Henderson was wounded on Sept. 30 and died Monday at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

Henderson was born in Houlton and has family there.

Michaud’s spokesman says Henderson served in 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky., and that both legs were amputated after he was injured by an improvised explosive device.

Michaud said this “heartbreaking news” serves as a reminder “of the dangerous conditions so many deployed Americans continue to operate under overseas.”

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