Lewis-McChord soldier dies of combat wounds

  • Sat Dec 15th, 2012 3:33pm
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Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A soldier from upstate New York has died of wounds suffered in an attack on his unit in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, of Rochester, died Thursday at hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was 26.

The Defense Department said Reid was wounded Dec. 9 by an improvised explosive device.

Reid enlisted in the Army in 2006. He served with the 53rd Ordnance Company of the 3rd Ordnance Battalion, and had been deployed from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

This was his second deployment to Afghanistan.