ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE - A 24-year-old Arizona airman based at Elmendorf Air Force Base has died in Afghanistan.
The Air Force said Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb. He was part of a four-vehicle patrol checking on a local school.
Col. Richard Walberg, the 3rd Wing Commander, said Bowles was killed while filling in on the patrol for an ill soldier.
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Louis Bowles told Tucson, Ariz., television station KVOA his son was born in Anchorage, but grew up in Tucson and graduated from Tucson High School in 2002.