Soldier from Monterey Killed in Afghanistan

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Military officials said a soldier from Monterey is one of three soldiers killed this week in an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said 26-year-old Army Spc. Roger Lee died Tuesday from wounds sustained when an improvised device exploded near his vehicle.

Also killed in the attack was 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Marc Arizmendez of Anaheim and 19-year-old Pfc. Michael Ridham of Louisville, Ky.

The attack took place in Qalat, a provincial capital about 200 miles southwest of Kabul.

All three soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment out of Hohenfels, Germany.


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