Pfc. Zachary Salmon with his son, Noah.
Update posted Friday, Jan. 14 at 6:44 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A local family is mourning today after a soldier died during combat in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Zachary Salmon was killed Wednesday when the armored vehicle he was in was attacked. It was his first deployment to the Middle East.
The 21-year-old’s mother, Renee Cross, of Hebron, Ky. was notified Thursday.
Salmon was raised in Harrison and still has family in Lawrenceburg. He is survived by a three-year-old son, Noah, who lives with his mother in Tennessee.
He moved to Tennessee a few years ago, graduating from Pigeon Forge High School in 2008. He joined up with the U.S. Army in 2010, serving with the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Ky.
Pfc. Zachary Salmon (left).
Salmon’s body will be flown into Dover Air Force Base Friday. He will arrive back home in the tri-state in the next few days.
Funeral arrangements are still pending, but family say Salmon will be buried at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.
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Original story posted Thursday, Jan. 13 at 5:56 p.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A soldier with local ties has died while fighting in Afghanistan.
Pfc. Zachary Salmon, 21, died Wednesday when the armored vehicle he was manning was attacked, according to WLWT-TV.
Friends of the family say Salmon grew up in Harrison, Oh.. His mother now lives in Hebron, Ky.
Funeral arrangements are being made.