Improvised explosive kills Copper Center soldier on duty in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense today says an Alaska soldier and three others died of wounds they sustained when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near their vehicle in Afghanistan. The department said Private First Class Jessy Rogers died Monday in Afghanistan’s Sarobi District. Rogers, from Copper Center, was 20 years old. The military says he was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Italy.

The Associated Press (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)