A solider from Tyler was killed by an IED while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

According to the Department of Defense, Specialist Alexander W. Missildine, 20, of Tyler died Sunday in Ninawa Province, Iraq when an IED detonated near his convoy.

Specialist Missildine was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Polk, Louisiana.

The incident is under investigation.