Alameda soldier dies in Afghanistan

March 11, 2011 5:56:05 PM PST
The Defense Department has identified a soldier from Alameda who died in an explosion in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Staff Sergeant Eric Trueblood was injured when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province.

The 27-year-old was serving with the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Mannheim, Germany.