US Army Specialist Mikayla A. Bragg, was killed in Khowst province on 21st December 2011. According to local news reports, she was shot and killed while on duty in a guard tower.
21-year-old Spc. Bragg, from Longview, Washington, served with the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
She joined the Army after graduating from Mark Morris High School in 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in August this year.
She leaves behind her mother Sheyanne Baker, father Steve Bragg, step-mother Amber Bragg, sister Kandyce Bragg, half-brother Allen Davids and half-siblings Joseph Bragg and Ariel, Darien and Julian DeForge.