Stryker Brigade Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Another Stryker Brigade soldier from Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks has died in Afghanistan. 29 year old Specialist Ryan J. Cook, from Florida, died Sept. 18 when insurgents attacked his unit with an IED. Another soldier from the brigade was wounded in the same incident, but wasn’t identified. Next of kin have been notified.

The 4,000-Soldier Stryker brigade deployed to Afghanistan in mid April 2011 for a one-year tour. 12 other soldiers have died in the six months the brigade has been deployed.

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