The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cpl. James C. Young, 25, of Rochester, Ill., died Nov. 3 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Darien, Ill.
For more information, the media may contact the 412th Theater Engineer Command public affairs office at 601-631-6103.
UPDATE: Nov. 18, 2010 -- Spc. Young was posthumously promoted to corporal.