Alabama soldier died from tick bite while in Afghanistan

COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - An Alabama soldier has been laid to rest. The U.S. Military says Sergeant David Gordon of Covington County, became sick from a tick bite infecting him with a deadly virus. It happened while fighting in Afghanistan.

Doctors say he died from a very rare disease called Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Virus. In fact, they believe his case is the first.

Sgt. Gordon was only 22-years-old.