The Pentagon on Sunday identified the Army Green Beret killed a day earlier while fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, Calif., was killed Saturday “as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations” in Logar Province, according to a Pentagon statement.
He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel at the time.
The incident is under investigation, the release adds.
Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort Carson, Colo., Cribben is the second U.S. soldier to die in Logar Province within eight days.