U.S. Army officials say a soldier from Texas serving with the 10th Mountain Division's Louisiana-based brigade combat team has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say 20-year-old Spc. Alexander Missildine, of Tyler, Texas, was killed Sunday when an IED detonated near his convoy.
Missildine served with the division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The division's other two brigade combat teams are based at Fort Drum.