Paratrooper killed, three injured in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:25
The Army said Pfc. Nathan Tyler Davis, 20, of Yucaipa, Calif., died on June 9 following an improvised explosive device attack on the vehicle he was driving in the city of Tore Obeh, Afghanistan.

The Army said a 20-year-old paratrooper with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division was killed and three others were wounded in an improvised exposive device attack on their Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle on June 9 in the city of Tore Obeh, Afghanistan.

According to the Army, the dead soldier — Pfc. Nathan Tyler Davis, of Yucaipa, Calif. — was the driver of the vehicle. Davis joined the Army in Sept. 2010 and graduated from basic training in Fort Benning, Ga., before arriving in Alaska in February 2011. He was on his first deployment.

Davis' next of kin have been notified. He is the sixth member of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson-based "Spartan" brigade to die in combat since the 3,500-member brigade deployed in late 2011.

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