A soldier from Edgewood serving in Afghanistan died Saturday after being wounded in action, according to the military.
Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, a 1998 Joppatowne High School graduate, was a member of the Army's Special Forces. The 37-year-old Edgewood resident died "of injuries sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations," according to a statement on the Department of Defense website.
Staff Sgt. De Alencar was a member of the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) assigned to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, according to the Defense Department.
He had been working with Afghan...