{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was to end, officials say

The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, died just weeks before his deployment was scheduled to end, military officials said on Tuesday.

{FD} US soldier killed in Afghanistan is identified

The U.S. Department of Defense identified the soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel killed Monday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick.