WASHINGTON D.C. A West Lafayette sailor, based out of Mississippi, has been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Chief Petty Officer Raymond Border, 31, died Wednesday (Oct. 19) in Afghanistans Paktika Province, according to the U.S. military.

Border was a Navy Seabee assigned to a reconstruction team in the province.

Reportedly, Border stepped out of his vehicle and was killed by an improvised explosive device.

Borders home unit was Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 74 in Gulfport, Miss.