Another Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died in Afghanistan, according to his family.
Spc. Trevor Pinnick, 20, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died Monday when a mine exploded, his father, Thomas Pinnick, told The Telegraph newspaper.
Pinnick, who received a promotion in rank shortly before his death, was assigned to the engineer company under the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. He joined the unit after it deployed to Afghanistan in December.
His father told the newspaper Pinnick searched for and defused improvised explosive devices during his deployment and he planned to make a career in the Army.
“He wanted to …