A 27-year-old Army soldier based at Fort Knox has died after his unit was attacked in Afghanistan last Saturday. The military says Army Spc. Angel L. Lopez of Parma, Ohio died in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Lopez was a wheeled vehicle mechanic. It was Lopez’s first deployment overseas.
His awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, National Defense service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, NATO medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Governor Steve Beshear will order flags lowered to half-staff on the day of Lopez’s burial. Funeral plans are still being made.