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Soldier from Texas dies in action in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 15, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.

— An Army Ranger from East Texas has died in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon identifies the dead soldier as 23-year-old Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins of Yantis. The Pentagon statement Sunday says Higgins died Saturday in Logar province of eastern Afghanistan when his unit came under enemy small-arms fire.

Higgins was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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GWayne says... April 16, 2012 at 1:23 a.m.

Your family is in our prayers. May God comfort everyone. Thank you for your service to our country.

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