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Soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan

June 12, 2012 |  5:44 pm

Pfc. Nathan Davis
A U.S. Army soldier from Southern California has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Pfc. Nathan Davis, 20, from Yucaipa in San Bernardino County, was killed Saturday in Tore Obeh, southeast of Kabul, when his vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device.

Davis was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Casket of Pfc. Nathan Davis arriving at Dover Air Force Base (Delaware). Credit: U.S. Air Force