A soldier from Kapolei was killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on January 20th. The U-S Army says 42-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli, was assigned to the 2nd Calvary Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Balli was stationed in Germany. He is survived by his wife, two stepdaughters and a stepson. Hawaii Army National Guard soldier Sergeant Drew Scobie of Kailua was killed in a plane crash in Eastern Afghanistan on January 10.