Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense announced.
Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, 26, of Mill City, Ore., died Aug. 6, in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained July 23, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.
A fire support specialist, the specialist joined the Army in August 2010 and arrived at the unit in December 2010. This was his first deployment. His awards include the Purple Heart medal.