Miss. soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a Mississippi native was one of three soldiers killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

The Military says Charles B. Kitowski III was living in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch but was born in Gulfport.

Kitowski and the two others died Sunday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

Kitowski's family issued a written statement, saying, "Charles died doing what he felt duty bound to do. Please remember his life, his happy memories, his favorite expressions or advice he ever offered."