Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced the death of Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, an Army Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Wickliffchacin, 22, of Edmond, Okla., died Sept. 20, 2013, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained during combat operations in Afghanistan.
An improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan on Aug. 12, 2013.
A search of the DOD news release site shows no combat fatalities that day. There is no information regarding other Soldiers who might have been injured in the same blast.
Spc. Wickliffchacin was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Additional information regarding this Soldier is available to media by contacting the Fort Stewart public affairs office during duty hours at 912-210-9375 or after duty hours at 912-767-8666.
In an unrelated incident, it was learned, Saturday, that the non-combat death of Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C., is under investigation. He died Sept. 19, in Laghman Province, Afghanistan.
Brown was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.
Additional information on this Soldier, including previous deployments and commendations, is available by contacting the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-8286.
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