Mesa soldier killed when his vehicle is struck by IED

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Glen Whetten of Mesa was killed Friday near Kandahar when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

The 31-year-old Whetten was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, in Fort Riley, Kan.