The Pentagon on Friday made an announcement that a 19-year-old Army soldier from Pennsylvania was known to be killed in a “non-combat related incident” in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, from Johnstown, was killed on Thursday at Bagram Airfield, Parwan Province, in eastern Afghanistan, as per a statement released from Resolute Support, the mission that is led by NATO.
As of now, the Pentagon has offered no further details. The incident is still under investigation.
Mikeasky was supporting Sentinel of Operation Freedom, the U.S.-led mission for training and advising Afghan security forces.
He was assigned to the 31st Infantry Regiment, 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, N.Y.
Resolute Support told on Thursday night that Mikeasky had died but did not actually identify him by name at that point of time.
He is the 15th U.S. service member who died in Afghanistan this year.