PACIFIC, MO (KPLR)-- A Missouri soldier lost his life in Afghanistan days before coming home to visit his family.
Jeffrey White, 21, of Pacific died Tuesday when his humvee ran over an IED while he and fellow soldiers were on patrol. Two other soldiers with him were seriously injured.
White was a 2008 graduate from Pacific High School.
His mother is in Delaware waiting to escort her son's body home.
His hometown of Pacific is planning a patriotic display for the final homecoming.