The North Carolina National Guard says a 24-year-old soldier from Raeford died in Afghanistan after multiple improvised explosive devises detonated near her position.
The guard and Department of Defense announced Sunday that 1st Lt. Ashley White was among three soldiers killed in Kandahar province on Saturday when their unit was attacked. Two soldiers assigned to a Washington state battalion also died.
White was assigned to the 230th Brigade Support Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, of the National Guard's Goldsboro-based Company C.
North Carolina National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk says White was a fine soldier who never shied away from the tough jobs.
A guard release says White had volunteered for her mission with special operations forces as part of a cultural support team.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.