A Stryker sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died in Afghanistan Saturday, the Pentagon announced tonight. The cause of Sgt. David Williams’ death is under investigation.
Williams, 24, was serving on his first combat deployment. He was assigned to Lewis-McChord’s 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at a base in Kandahar Province.
Williams of Frederick, Md. joined the Army in 2008 and served in South Korea as a human resource specialist. He moved to Lewis-McChord in February 2011.
He has received two Army Achievement Medals, the Army good conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal.
Williams and about 4,000 soldiers in the 2nd Brigade deployed to Afghanistan in April and May. The brigade is due home in early 2013.