The Defense Department has confirmed the death of a Woodbridge soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

20-year old Pfc. Eric Soufrine died Tuesday in Farah Province after the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a roadside bomb.

He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the Army post outside Colorado Springs, Colo.

Governor Malloy has ordered all state and U.S. flags lowered to half-staff in Soufrine’s honor.

In a statement, the governor said ” The loss of Private First Class Soufrine is a tragedy and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.  Therse wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exacted a terrible toll on our military, our families and our communities.”


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