- Date of passing: Jul 8, 2012
|Let the memory of Trevor be with us forever|
A Spring Lake solider is among the six killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, just south of Kabul.
According to former classmates, Adkins was a graduate of Overhills High School.
He and the five other soldiers were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The others were identified as Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, 21, of Eatonton, Ga.; Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, of Tampa, Fla.; Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Fla.; Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, of Porterville, Calif., and Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, of Spring Grove, Pa.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the bombing, The Associated Press reported.
A surge in Afghan and coalition forces during the past two years has routed Taliban fighters from many of their strongholds in the south, the AP reported, but the insurgents have stepped up their attacks this summer to take back key areas.
German Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, told the AP a seventh NATO service member killed Sunday in a separate insurgent attack in the south also was an American.
Since the beginning of the year, 12 soldiers from Fort Bragg have died of injuries suffered as a result of improvised explosive devices, or homemade bombs, in Afghanistan. Three of them - Pfc. Dustin D. Gross, Spc. Chase S. Marta and
Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie - were killed in a single blast on May 7 in the Ghazni province.
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