A soldier from eastern Iowa has died in Iraq. Twenty-year-old David Behrle of Tipton died Saturday in combat according to reports from school officials. The military has not officially confirmed Behrle’s death, but it is believed he died in a roadside bombing.
Behrle was a 2005 graduate of Tipton High school, and was active in athletics. Tipton High School officials say Behrle returned to the school about six weeks ago while he was on leave. Behrle is the second Tipton graduate to be killed in Iraq. Twenty-two-year-old Aaron Sissel, a member of the Iowa Army National Guard died there in November of 2003. Services for Behrle are pending.