Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 8:00 pm
By: News On 6

DENVER, CO -- A Colorado soldier who was born in Bartlesville, has died after being wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, military officials said Saturday.

The Defense Department said Spc. Jonnie Stiles, 38, of Highlands Ranch was wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He died Thursday in Jalalabad of his injuries.

Stiles was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and graduated from Littleton High School in Colorado.

He served in the military for 17 years, first joining the Marines and then switching to the Army in 1999.