The Defense Department on Wednesday released the name of the soldier who was killed this week in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas, 31, died Tuesday in Nangarhar Province from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device that exploded during dismounted operations, according to DoD. Thomas was partnered with Afghan forces when he was killed, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Tuesday.
The incident is under investigation.
Thomas, of Takoma Park, Maryland, was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colorado.