Vilmar Galarza Hernandez

A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez of Salinas, Calif., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., May 27, 2012. Hernandez was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Adrian R. Rowan)

Salinas Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A soldier from Salinas was killed while serving in Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday.