Jul 25, 2013 2:05 PM by Elaine Sheridan
Spc. Rob L. Nichols, 24, of Colorado Springs, was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan in an explosion.
Nichols and 2 other soldiers died when they were attacked by an enemy forces IED in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan.
1st Lt. Jonam Russell, 25, of Cornville, Ariz., and Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, 24 of Glennville, Ga.,were also killed in the attack.
They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Nichols was an infantryman, and this was his first deployment.