JBER soldier killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Alaska

An Army paratrooper from Idaho based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has been killed in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Alaska said in a release that Spc. Ethan Jacob Martin of Lewiston, Idaho, died Tuesday when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in Koragay, Afghanistan. Three other soldiers also were injured. The Army said the 22-year-old Martin was assigned as a cavalry scout to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat (Airborne) Team, 25th Infantry Division.

Martin joined the Army in October 2009, and was assigned to JBER in March 2010.

The 3,500-soldier brigade deployed to Afghanistan in December.

Associated Press