ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson paratrooper died Saturday from injuries he sustained in Afghanistanwhen his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device. Three other soldiers were also wounded in the attack.
U.S. ArmyAlaska spokesperson Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll says Pfc. Nathan Tyler Davis, 20, was driving a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle that was hit in the city of Tore Obeh, in Afghanistan’s Khowst province.
Davis, of Yucaipa, Calif., served as an infantryman with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
Davis joined the Army in 2010 and completed basic training, Advanced Individual Training, and the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga. before arriving in Alaska in February 2011. Afghanistan was his first deployment.
The names of the injured soldiers were not released, in accordance with Department of Defense policy.
Davis’s next of kin have been notified.