The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Pfc. Brandon Mullins of Owensboro, Ky., was killed in Kandahar Province on Aug. 25 by a roadside bomb while on mounted patrol.
Mullins joined the U.S. Army in February 2010 and completed training at Fort Benning, Ga.
He was a member of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
His brigade deployed to Afghanistan in April.
Mullins’ next of kin have been notified. A memorial service is being planned for him at Fort Wainwright.