The Army announced Monday that a Fort Wainwright soldier from Spencer, Ind., was killed in a roadside bomb attack last week in Afghanistan.
The soldier was identified as Pfc. Brett Everett Wood, 19, an infantryman from the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
Wood is the 12th soldier to die in combat since the Stryker brigade left in April for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan.
Wood was on foot patrol in Kandahar province with other soldiers when the attack occurred Friday. Another solider was wounded in the attack, the Army reported.
Most of the combat fatalities suffered by the Stryker brigade have occurred in Kandahar, in Afghanistan's troubled south.
The Associated Press reported that Wood's body was being transported to his home in Indiana.
The Herald-Times of Bloomington, Ind., said Wood joined the Army with his older brother and had returned home on leave in August after suffering a concussion and hearing loss from another bomb explosion.
Wood's sister said he joined the Army in July 2010 because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Army said Wood was on his first deployment.
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