Fort Wainwright-based Army soldier dies in Iraq

Army officials are reporting a Fort Wainwright soldier died in Iraq on Monday afternoon. 1st Lt. William K. Jernigan died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident at his forward operating base in Baqubah, Iraq. Jernigan was 35 years old and from Doraville, Georgia. He was a military intelligence officer who joined the Army in July 2002 and was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright in April 2007. He is the third Stryker Brigade Soldier to die in Iraq since the 4,200-Soldier unit deployed in September. The incident is under investigation.

The Associated Press

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