COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The Pentagon says an Army soldier from the Midlands is one of four soldiers killed near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Specialist Ember Alt of Beech Island was among the soldiers who died Tuesday from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect fire.
Alt died along with 21-year-old Specialist Robert Ellis of Kennewick, Washington, and 30-year-old Specialist William Moody of Burleson, Texas.
The three were with the 4th Infantry Division of Fort Carson, Colorado.
The fourth soldier killed was identified as 25-year-old Sergeant Justin Johnson of Hobe Sound, Florida, who was assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade of Fort Eustis, Virginia.