Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., 21
Department of Defense officials announced today the deaths of six soldiers. Necochea Jr. and Spc. Derek T. Simonetta of Redwood City were killed Dec. 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Specialist Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. and Specialist Derek T. Simonetta were posthumously promoted to Corporal.
Sources: Times research, Defense Department, iCasualties.org