Soldier from Cullman loses his life in Afghanistan

Sgt. James Skalberg

The Department of Defense has confirmed that Sgt. James L. Skalberg Jr., 25, of Cullman, AL, assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, was killed on June 27, in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

1st Lt. Stephen C. Prasnicki, 24, of Lexington, Va., assigned to 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Warner Barracks, out of Bamberg, Germany also died in the attack.