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Litchfield soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Litchfield has died in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced today.

Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, died Aug. 18 in Arghandab of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

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Also killed was Spc. Troy O. Tom, 21, of Shiprock, N.M.

The two soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

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