Owensville soldier killed in Afghanistan

Former Owensville resident Army Spc. Joseph Bauer was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, July 24, according to a Department of Defense press release.

The 27-year-old was performing his duties of securing military routes and clearing the routes of hazards when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device in Qalat, Afghanistan. Three other soldiers were killed in the same blast.

Also killed were Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Mora, 24, of San Diego, Calif., Sgt. Daniel Lim, 23, of Cypress, Calif., and Pfc. Andrew L. Hand, 25, of Enterprise, Ala.