Soldier Killed

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A soldier based at Fort Bragg has died from injuries he sustained during an explosion in Iraq.

The military says 22-year-old Sergeant Kyle Dayton of El Dorado, California, died Monday in Anbar Province. He was fatally injured when his unit responded to a logistics convoy accident and one of the vehicles unexpectedly ignited.

Dayton deployed to Iraq in June. He also spent a year in Afghanistan.

Dayton was an Infantry Team Leader with the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole, and their son, Sean, who live Folsom, California; and by his mother, Linda Mclaurin of Tracy, California.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 12148421 -