Statement as issued Monday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence regarding the death of Sgt. Tristan M. Wade:
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Indiana soldier Sgt. Tristan M. Wade. Sgt. Wade, of Indianapolis, is a Hoosier hero who selflessly put on the uniform to defend freedom both here at home and abroad in Afghanistan.
“The First Lady and I send our sympathies to the family and friends of this fallen Hoosier, and we continue to pray for the safe return of the brave men and women in our armed forces.”