26-year-old US Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas J. Reid, from Rochester, New York, died in Landstuhl, Germany on 13th December 2012. He had been evacuated to a hospital there after suffering injuries from a bomb blast in Sperwan Village on 9th December.
Staff Sgt. Reid, serving with the Washington-based 53rd Ordnance Company (EOD), 3rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He deployed there in September.