Family and friends remember soldier killed in Afghanistan

The family of an Army officer from Nebraska says he has been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Military officials have not confirmed the death of 2nd Lt. Mark Noziska, but family members said he died in Afghanistan Monday, less than a month after he arrived in the country.   

The 24-year-old graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008 and from Papillion-La Vista High School in 2004.  Noziska's parents and brother currently live in Grand Island.

Some of Noziska's high school friends got together to remember their fallen friend, saying he was destined for the Army since September 11, when he was in high school

His friend Andy LeBlanc got the call from Mark's dad Tuesday night.  He says, “He said, 'Mark was killed in Afghanistan.'  You just go through shock. you don't know what to say.  He always said that he always wanted to die for his country and I know he's happy now.”

Noziska's parents are on their way to Dover to bring their son's body home.