An Alaska soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
In a statement Monday, the Department of Defense said that Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, 38, died in Kandahar province on Nov. 13 of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb while on a mounted patrol. Six other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
McCain, who is from Apache Junction, Arizona, was stationed with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Fairbanks, where he was an infantry platoon sergeant.
McCain had served in the Army since 1992 and had been in Alaska since 2000. He served two tours of duty in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan in April of 2011.