ROCHESTER - The Army has confirmed the death of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier in Afghanistan.
The base said Wednesday that 23-year-old Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut of Rochester, Minn., died Monday from wounds sustained whenenemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.
He was a member of the 3rd Stryker Brigade that deployed in December and was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division as aforward observer.
Dickhut enlisted in 2008 and was deployed in Iraq in 2009.
His death was first reported Tuesday in Minnesota by the Rochester Post-Bulletin, which talked with his mother inStewartville.