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Fort Drum Soldier Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk dies of combat injuries

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Just moments ago, the Pentagon announced the combat death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died April 15, 2014, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained earlier in the month.

The Department of Defense indicates that enemy forces attacked Danyluk’s unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan, on April 12. He was transported to Germany for treatment of his massive injuries.

Spc. Danyluk joined the Army in 2010 and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. He was on his second Afghanistan deployment.

He is survived by his mother and father.

This Soldier’s death brings to 2,178, the number of U.S. troop losses in Operation Enduring Freedom since the war began.

Fort Drum Public Affairs released this information regarding Spc. Danyluk’s commendations:

Danyluk’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Certificate of Achievement the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He completed the Master Driver Trainer Course, the Ranger Assessment Selection Program, the Airborne School and the Combatives Level 1 Course.

Media sources may contact the Fort Drum Public Affairs office at 315-772-8286 for additional information on this Soldier.

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