24-year-old US Army medic, Spc. Zachary Shanafelt from Michigan died on 21st November 2012 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington.
Spc. Shanafelt was injured in an accident while he was in Afghanistan. He was evacuated first to a hospital in Germany and later to Washington.
He was serving as a field medic with a unit based in Fariyab province.
Spc. Shanafelt leaves behind his wife Marina, 13-month-old son Daniel, parents Patrick and Gloria, and brothers Christopher and Silas.