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10th Mountain News Releases and Advisories

Jul 3, 2011

Release Number: 1107-02


Fort Drum Public Affairs

10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Press Release

Release Nr: 1107-01

July 3, 2011

Fort Drum Public Affairs


10th Mountain Division Soldier killed in Afghanistan


Fort Drum, NY - A 10th Mountain Division Soldier was killed in Sartak, Afghanistan, Friday, July 1, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.


Killed is Specialist James A. Waters, age 21, of Cloverdale, Indiana.


Waters was an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  Water joined the Army in September 2009.  After training

at Fort Benning, Georgia, he came to Fort Drum in January 2010.  He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2011.


Water's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the

Combat Infantryman Badge.


Waters is survived by his mother and father.


Media with inquiries regarding this press release should call Fort Drum Public
Affairs, 315-772-8286 or email

James A. Waters James A. Waters

Media Relations Officer
Main Office
Public Affairs Office
10012 S. Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, New York
(315) 772-5461
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