JBER-based soldier killed by explosive in Afghanistan

Anchorage Daily NewsJune 12, 2012 

An Anchorage-based soldier died Saturday after an attack in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Army.

Pvt. 1st Class Nathan Tyler Davis, 20, the driver of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" vehicle, died when the vehicle was hit by an explosive in the city of Tore Obeh, the Army said in a written statement. Three other soldiers were injured.

It was Davis' first deployment overseas, the Army said.

Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He was originally from Yucaipa, Calif. He joined the Army in September 2010 and came to Alaska in February 2011.

The roughly 3,500-soldier brigade has been deployed to Afghanistan since December.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.

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