Helena soldier passes away after being diagnosed with cancer

Helena soldier passes away after being diagnosed with cancer

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Lt. Santos and his family. Source: Karina T. Santos Lt. Santos and his family. Source: Karina T. Santos
Lt. Santos. Source: Karina T. Santos Lt. Santos. Source: Karina T. Santos
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

An Alabama soldier has passed away after becoming ill while serving in Kuwait.

The Department of Defense says 1st Lt. Timothy Santos, Jr., of Helena, was transported to Fort Bliss, Texas, where he died Sunday.

According to the website youcaring.com, Santos was diagnosed with Stage III pancreatic cancer while on duty overseas. The 29-year-old leaves behind a wife and two young children.

If you would like to give support to the Santos family, they have set up a fundraiser and guest book at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/prayers-support-for-tj/63344.

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