Soldier, 21, dies after Afghanistan attack
A 21-year-old soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, 21-year-old Spc. Sterling W. Wyatt, died Wednesday of wounds from a roadside bomb in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, according to a release from the base.
This was Spc. Wyatt's first deployment, which he started in December 2011, the release said.
Spc. Wyatt, a native of Columbia, Mo., entered the Army in November 2010 and arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in March 2011. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
Among the award and decorations Spc. Wyatt earned included the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.