The Star Tribune reported that a 25-year-old soldier from Minnesota died while serving the Army in Afghanistan Friday.
Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy died after coming under small arms fire, according to 5 Eyewitness News. Kennedy was killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Friends of Kennedy told the Star Tribune that he "was killed by Afghan insurgents who attacked his Humvee."
According to 5 Eyewitness News, Kennedy was assigned to the "2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Knox, Ky."
He has been deployed since January and sacrificed a lot to devote himself to the Army, the Star Tribune reported.