U.S. Army

An Idaho soldier who grew up in Rupert died last week in Afghanistan. 

Sergeant Chris Workman and three others crashed while in a Blackhawk helicopter in Helmand province.  According to the New York Times, they were involved in a rescue operation for Afghan policemen. 

All four were based at the 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii.  The 33 year-old Workman lived in Boise before his assignment to Wheeler.