The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Mabry J. Anders, 21, of Baker City, Ore. who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Anders died Aug. 27, in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy, small arms fire. He was assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.