U.S. Army

Department of Defense/Fort Knox

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. 

The 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are celebrating 70 years since the inception of the airborne division with a weeklong celebration including games, a concert, an air show and memorials for the fallen.

The Associated Press reports funeral services will be held this week for a U.S. Army soldier from Dixon, who was killed recently in Afghanistan.  Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home Director Jerel Schneider says Spc. David W. Taylor will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson on Tuesday.