Army Reports Second Stryker Death This Week

The Army is reporting the death of another Ft. Wainwright based soldier in Afghanistan, the second this week.   U.S. Army Alaska officials say Sgt. Timothy Douglas Sayne of Reno, Nevada  was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province.

The 31-year-old Sayne was a cavalry scout assigned with the Fairbanks based 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  Next of kin have been notified.

The death follows that of fellow Stryker Specialist Ryan J. Cook, of Florida, who died of injuries suffered in a separate IED attack also Sunday in Kandahar Province.  The soldiers are the 14th and 15th Ft. Wainwright based troops to be killed in Afghanistan since the brigade’s current year long deployment, began in April.

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