Minnesota news outlets are reporting that a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was killed in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province on Sunday.
Spc. Nicholas Dickhut, 23, of Rochester, Minn. just last week was photographed in an image that appeared on news web sites all over the country. It shows him lining up a shot after coming under fire in Kandahar three days before his death.
The Defense Department and Lewis-McChord have not released their formal press releases announcing his death.