L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Soldier from Northern California killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army officer from Northern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Second Lt. Travis Morgado, 25, of San Jose, died Wednesday of injuries sustained when his patrol in the Zharay district of Kandahar province was attacked by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Morgado was on his first deployment to Afghanistan. Hit unit deployed in December.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: