Soldier from Enumclaw killed in Afghanistan

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Defense Department says a soldier from Enumclaw died Monday in Afghanistan of combat-related injuries.

Thirty-four-year-old Sgt. Nathan L. Wyrick, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. He formerly was based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/n6iFoG ) he leaves a wife and four sons. He was a 1996 graduate of Franklin Pierce High School who played football.

Wyrick was a supply specialist who deployed to Afghanistan in March. He had two previous deployments to Iraq.