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Stryker soldier dies in Iraq of noncombat-related injuries

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on April 25, 2010 at 7:22 am |
April 25, 2010 2:17 pm

The Department of Defense announced today the death of Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Worrell, a Stryker soldier stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Worrell, 35, died April 22 in Baghdad of injuries sustained in a noncombat-related incident, a news release from Joint Base Lewis-McChord said.

Worrell was from Virginia Beach, Va., and was assigned to the 702nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

The news release from Lewis-McChord states that Worrell enlisted on Feb. 13, 1997, and was assigned to Fort Lewis in 1998. He joined the Stryker brigade in 2005.

This was Worrell’s second tour in Iraq. He had been there since September.

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