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Oct 12, 2011

Release Number: 1110-03


Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

Release Nr: 1110-03 

October 12, 2011

Fort Drum Public Affairs


10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan


Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died from combat related injuries in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Monday, October 10.  The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.


Killed is Staff Sergeant Nathan L. Wyrick, age 34, of Enumclaw, Washington.


Wyrick was a supply specialist with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  Wyrick joined the Army in March 2006.  After training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina he was stationed for a short time at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and then at Fort Lewis, Washington from September 2006 until July 2010 when he came to Fort Drum.  He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.  Wyrick had previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2008 to August 2009.


Wyricks's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, five Certificates of Achievement, the Combat Action Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.


Wyrick is survived by his wife and four children.

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