JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An insurgent attack in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan on Sept. 9 has left one Stryker Brigade soldier dead and another wounded.
Pfc. Brett Everett Wood, 19, assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright died of injuries sustained during the attack on his unit, which an involved an improvised explosive device, while on a dismounted patrol according to the U.S. Army.
Wood, of Spencer, Ind., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright where he served as an infantryman.
Wood joined the Army in July 2010 and graduated from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived in Alaska in November 2010.
His 4,000-Soldier brigade deployed to Afghanistan in mid-April 2011 for a one-year tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The next of kin have been notified.