TICKFAW, LA (WAFB) - A soldier from Louisiana died in Bagram, Afghanistan on Sunday after his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade. According to the Department of Defense, he was part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Chris Drake, 20, of Tickfaw was killed in Afghanistan.
According to the Department of Defense, he was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group, Reserve, La.
Drake joined the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) in September 2011 as a truck driver and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. While deployed he served as a gunner on a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.
According to relatives, the Army soldier graduated from Independence High in 2011.
Drake leaves behind a 3-year-old son and a fiance named Britny McAdams.
His mom, aunt and Godmother, along with Britny, are going to Delaware to retrieve his body.
Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.