OMAHA (KPTM)- Army Sergeant James Skalberg Jr. died Wednesday in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says the Emerson, IA native was killed by a bomb near his vehicle. Sergeant Skalberg was serving his third deployment.
Skalberg is a 2005 graduate of Nishna High School. He is survived by his wife, Jessica and their 11-month old son. Skalberg was 25-years-old.
At least 145 military deaths in the Middle East wars are tied to Nebraska and Iowa.
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