The Department of Defense confirmed the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. David W. Taylor, 20, of Dixon, Ky., died Mar. 29, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

Taylor was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.Taylor's mother, Sarah Whitledge-Taylor, spent Saturday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. There, Taylor's body was returned to U.S. soil. An autopsy will take place, and Taylor's body is expected to return to the Tri-State in seven to ten days.

Military memorial and funeral services are set to be held in Taylor's honor.