Fort Drum Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

on Tuesday, 25 June 2013.

A Fort Drum soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The Department of Defense says that 28 year old Specialist Javier Sanchez Jr. was riding on a mounted patrol when his unit was attacked by an explosive. Sanchez was a part of the Special Troops Battalion for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum. He was originally from Greenfield, California.