(WTVM) - An Alabama soldier died in combat in Afghanistan on July 4th.
Officials say enemy forces attacked a unit in Afghanistan with a rocket-propelled grenade, killing 18 year old Private Errol "Elijah" Milliard.
He was a 2012 graduate of Carver High School in Birmingham.
This was his first deployment.
Milliard was assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion with the 26th Engineer Brigade.