Reno Soldier Killed by IED

The Pentagon is confirming the death of a Reno soldier, killed in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Sayne died September 18,2011 from injuries suffered after insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Sayne, age 31, joined the Army in February 2008, and had one previous combat tour of duty in Iraq.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers — memorials be made to Sayne’s son and expected child. Records show he was married in Reno in November 2009.

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