Ill. soldier killed in Afghanistan

October 20, 2008 6:30:55 PM PDT
A soldier from the northern suburbs died in Afghanistan.Sergeant John Penich, 25, was a graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School.

Penich was from Beach Park, Illinois and was based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

The Defense Department released a statement saying Penich died in the Afghani village of Karangol of wounds suffered from indirect fire. No other details about his death were given.