A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier died in Afghanistan Thursday, the fourth JBLM soldier to die there since May 18.
Pfc. Cale C. Miller, 23, of Overland Park, Kan., died near Maiwand, Kandahar Province, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device, according to the Department of Defense.
Miller was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
Miller's death brings to seven the number of soldiers stationed at Lewis-McChord killed in Afghanistan this year.
Miller joined the Army in February, 2011, and trained as an infantryman at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to Lewis-McChord last summer and was deployed to Afghanistan in April.