Napa Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

By Lori Preuitt
|  Friday, Jul 16, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM PDT
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Napa Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Alicia Dean reports

A family in Napa is mourning loss of a loved one after they learned he was killed while fighting in Afghanistan.

Spc. Chase Stanley, 21, of Napa, died in a IED attack Wednesday.   The Department of Defense released his name Friday.

Spc. Stanley was one of four soldiers killed in the attack on their military vehicle.  They were in the Zabul Province. The other three were listed as:

  • Spc. Jesse D. Reed, 26, of Orefield, Penn.
  • Spc. Matthew J. Johnson, 21, of Maplewood, Minn.
  • Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher, 24, of Ballwin, Mo.

They were all assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion Combat Airborne, 20th Engineer Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Fort Bragg lost a total of seven soldiers this week.

Last month was the deadliest of the war for international forces in Afghanistan, with 103 coalition troops killed. So far in July, least 47 international troops have been killed, at least 35 of them American.
 

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