Another Idaho Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
( CALDWELL , ID ) – An Idaho soldier was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan Sunday. The Department of Defense says 26-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera of Caldwell was killed alongside two of his fellow soldiers when their unit came under indirect enemy fire. All three soldiers were serving in the Paktia Province as members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Herrera was serving his third tour of duty in Afghanistan , and is the sixteenth Idaho soldier to die in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2007.