Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Virginia soldier dies in Afghanistan
A soldier from Hampton was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 16, the Defense Department says. Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, was killed in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.