RICHMOND - The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va.
Staff Sgt. Newman died Friday September. 17 in Maquan, Zhari District, Afghanistan.
The military says he was killed when an improvised explosive device exploded near where he was patrolling.
Newman was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.)
His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge.
He is survived by his son Damarques J. Newman of Powhatan, Va.; daughter Jaidan I. Cox of Richmond, Va.; mother, Helen C. Newman of Richmond, Va.; and father, Angel Ramos.
1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, Kentucky was also killed in the attack.