A 22-year-old Kentucky soldier from Greenup died while fighting in Afghanistan with the 101st Airbourne Division.
The Department of Defense says Specialist Jeremy Gullett of Greenup died when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Specialist Gullett was a 2003 graduate of Greenup County High School. His mother says he wanted so be a soldier since he was a little boy. He leaves behind his wife Janeth and their 21-month-old daughter. Gullet was also adopting his wife's 6-year-old daughter who lives in the Philippines.
He will receive full firefighter honors when he's buried because he was a member of the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department along with his mother, father and uncle.
The family had been told his remains would arrive in a week to 10 days. Funeral arrangements are pending, in the mean tine, flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of the funerals.