Another Idaho Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Army Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera

( 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. 


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