Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Woodstock, Ill.
Incident: Army Sgt. Christopher P. Abeyta died March 15 in Jalabad, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in Kot, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed were Sgt. Robert M. Weinger and Spc. Normal L. Cain III.
Died: March 15, 2009
3 Illinois soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack
By David Mercer The Associated Press
Four service members, including three Illinois National Guard soldiers, died after a weekend roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, increasing to 11 the number of the stateâ€™s guard members killed in that increasingly violent country since October, officials said Tuesday.
Spc. Norman Cain III, 22, of Mount Morris in suburban Chicago died at…