GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – A 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment soldier has died of wounds suffered in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

Sgt. Eric M. Nettleton, 26, of Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 5, in Tirin Kot, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, a DOD news release said.

Nettleton was assigned to the Vilseck, Germany-based 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

The 2nd SCR Rear Detachment commander, Lt. Col. David McCulley, said a memorial for Nettleton would be held at Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel in Vilseck at 10 a.m. on

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Seth Robson is a Tokyo-based reporter who has been with Stars and Stripes since 2003. He has been stationed in Japan, South Korea and Germany, with frequent assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Australia and the Philippines.

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