Army Specialist Junot M. L. Cochilus a 34-year-old soldier from Charlotte died in Afghanistan last week, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday afternoon.
Specialist Cochilus was killer along with a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio on May 2 in the Logan province of Afghanistan. Insurgents attacked the soldier's unit with an improvised explosive device (IED). Cochilus was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Drum, New York.
Cedar Posts is working to learn more details about Specialist Cochilus.