A soldier from Northumberland County is killed in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Thomas Baysore, Jr, of Milton, was on his third deployment to Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. Baysore was fatally wounded on Thursday in Paktya Province by an enemy combatant wearing an Afghan National Army uniform who opened fire on a group of soldiers..
Sgt Baysore was a squad leader assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne.
He joined the Army in June 2001 and was stationed at Camp Ederle, Italy. He was once assigned to the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion as a recruiter