25-year-old Hampton soldier dies in Afghanistan

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According to the Department of Defense, a 25-year-old Hampton soldier has died in Afghanistan.

Sgt. David J. Chambers, 25, of Hampton, Va., died Jan. 16, in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He encountered an enemy improvised explosive device while on dismounted patrol. 

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.