AUGUSTA (AP) – A soldier from Old Town died from wounds he sustained while on duty in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Army Sgt. Nicholas Robertson, 27, died Thursday at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds he suffered the previous day while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District of Afghanistan.

Robertson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C. The University of Maine graduate enlisted in the Army in 2005. He was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Robertson is survived by his parents and two brothers.

Gov. John Baldacci and members of Maine’s congressional delegation sent their condolences to Robertson’s family. Baldacci ordered flags flown at half-staff on the day of Robertson’s funeral.

Robertson’s death came less than a week after the funeral for Pvt. 1st Class Tyler Smith of Bethel.

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