RALEIGH, N.C. — A soldier stationed in Afghanistan died in a weekend accident.
Sgt. Craig Cherry was killed when he drove his Humvee over a land mine.
The Maine native had only been there 11 days. He tried to retire in February, but a stop-loss order forced him to remain in the Army.
He had been living in Washington D.C. doing work for the Washington Alexandria National Guard.
Cherry leaves behind a wife and three children. He was 39 years old.