Idaho soldier killed in Afghanistan

Idaho soldier killed in Afghanistan
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A soldier from Lewiston has been killed in Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense.

Spc. Ethan Martin, 22, was killed August 7 when he encountered small arms fire near the city of Koragay.

Spc. Martin was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

His family has released the following statement:

“Ethan was a very loving young man with a tender heart. He loved Idaho and he loved to hunt and fish. He planned to go to nursing school after leaving the Army.

Ethan leaves behind a loving family and many friends in Bonners Ferry and northern Idaho. His family includes his mother and father, his sister, 4 stepsisters and 3 stepbrothers. Ethan was preceded in death by his grandfathers Leroy Oakes and Ron Marcy.

He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.”