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RICHMOND- A soldier from the Richmond area has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense on Monday said 21-year-old Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli died June 1 in Maiwand, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Stoeckli, who was from Moseley outside Richmond, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

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