A Jerome, Idaho soldier was killed in Afghanistan Saturday by an IED.

Twenty-seven-year-old, Sergeant Daniel J. Brown, of Jerome was killed in Afghanistan Saturday by an IED. Sergeant Brown was stationed in the Kandahar province when enemy forces attacked his unit with an IED.

According to KTVB:

According to the Department of Defense, Brown answered the call to join the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks. They say he was a leader who took his role as a soldier seriously, and he led by example.

Sergeant Daniel J. Brown, 27, was part of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regisment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colorado. He was stationed in the Kandahar province when enemy forces attacked his unit with an IED.

Sergeant Brown leaves behind a wife and twin daughters, who are three months old.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.