ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A pressure-plate improvised explosive device killed a noncommissioned officer from the Fort Wainwright 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Sunday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Timothy Douglas Sayne, 31, from Reno, Nev. Served as a cavalry scout with the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Sayne has been an Army soldier since February 2008. He graduated from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Know, Ky. and arrived at Fort Wainwright in August 2008. Sayne served a previous tour of duty in Iraq - from September 2008 to September 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Fort Wainwright 1st Stryker 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.