A Kentucky soldier died in Afghanistan Saturday.
The Department of Defense said Monday that 1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, was one of two soldiers who died of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.
The other soldier, Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va., died Sept. 17.
Both men were assigned to 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.