SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- Pvt. Adam Jacob Novak, 20, of Prairie du Sac, was killed Friday in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense says he and another soldier from Georgia were killed when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device in Paktiya, Afghanistan.
They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
"Adam was a very quiet young man, very unassuming. He didn't draw a lot of attention to himself," said Sauk Prairie High School principal Chris Grinde.
Novak graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 2008.
Teachers and school administrators learned of his death this afternoon.
"Very enthusiastic, good guy, great student in Tech Ed, he really enjoyed it down here," said shop teacher Jim Jackson.
Novak is the second Sauk Prairie High School student killed in Afghanistan, the first was Nicholas Anderson.
They both took shop classes from Jim Jackson.
"Comparing both of them, they both liked to work their hands," said Jackson. "Very likeable kids, and very liked by their peers, both of them."
According to Hooverson Funeral Home of Sauk City, funeral services are pending and a full obituary will appear at a later date.