Rochester Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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    Spc. James C. Young, 25, of Rochester, died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

    A soldier from Rochester, Ill., died on Nov. 3 in Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense.

    Spc. James C. Young, 25, of Rochester, died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.  He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

    Young was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Darien, Ill.

    Spc. James Young graduated from Glenwood High School in 2003 and joined the Army about a year later. Family members said Young went to Afghanistan earlier this year and had been home on leave less than two weeks ago.