Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG, N.C. Sgt. Eric Colby Newman, 30, of Waynesboro, Mississippi died Thursday after being injured by an improvised explosive device near Din Mohammed Kalay in southeastern Afghanistan.

Newman was assigned to the Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

That unit typically provides intelligence analysis and collection support to the 18th Airborne Corps, based at Fort Bragg.

"Sergeant Newman was the consummate professional in the execution of his duties, always striving to be a better noncommissioned officer and Soldier," said Lt. Col. James Gaylord. "He was selected to serve in our Squadron Tactical Command Post because of his professionalism."

Newman enlisted in the Army in 2006. He arrived at the 525th BfSB in February 2007.

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