A solider from our area has died in Afghanistan. 22 year old Ryan Jayne, who is from Corning, but recently was living in Canisteo, died over the weekend. He was an Army reservist.
The Pentagon says that Jayne died as the result of a roadside bomb.
The Evening Tribune says that he had been home in Canisteo on a 10-day leave and left to go back to Afghanistan last Monday.
Jayne was a combat engineer and was a driver as well, and the newspaper says his crew would clear roads and find explosive devices.
The Pentagon says that two other soldiers, 27 year old Spc. Brett Gornewicz of Alden, in Erie County, and Staff Sgt. Dain Venne of Port Henry, Essex County, also died in the explosion last Saturday