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COLUMBIA — A Columbia soldier died after suffering wounds in an attack earlier this month in Arif Kala, Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of Sgt. 1st Class Charles M. Sadell, 34, of Columbia. He died Sunday at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Sadell suffered wounds on Oct. 5 when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device, the Defense Department said. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.