Spc. James A. Slape, a 23-year-old EOD tech assigned to the 430th Ordnance Company of the North Carolina National Guard, was killed on Oct. 4 in Afghanistan's Helmand Province as a result of an improvised explosive device blast. Cpl. Jennifer Brofer Chuck Taliano By Brad Howard on October 11, 2018 T&P on Facebook Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose.