Army staff sergeant from Calif. killed in Afghanistan

December 9, 2010 8:42:23 AM PST
A U.S. Army staff sergeant from Monterey County has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Vincent Ashlock, 45, of Seaside was killed Saturday in Kost province in what the military calls a non-combat related incident.

Ashlock was assigned to the 890th Engineer Battalion out of Lucedale, Mississippi.

Governor Schwarzenegger has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the state capitol in honor of Ashlock.