A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier on his third deployment was killed in Afghanistan Monday, the Defense Department announced tonight.
Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams, 25, was killed by an insurgent bomb during a mission in Kandahar province.
He served with Lewis-McChord’s 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, which deployed last month to replace another local Stryker unit in southern Afghanistan.
Williams of New Carlisle, Ohio joined the Army in 2005 after graduating high school. He met his wife at an ROTC program at Tecumseh High School in his hometown, WHIO TV reported.
Williams spent his first couple years …