A 22-year-old soldier from Navarre in Santa Rosa County has died in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of Defense reported Thursday that Pfc. Matthew C. Colin was killed Nov. 16 when his unit was hit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar.
Colin's parents were at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware when their son's body arrived Thursday.
Colin was scheduled to come home for a two-week leave in January. He was on a year-long deployment.
He graduated from Navarre High School in 2007. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Kathy Colin and a brother, Michael.