Fort Polk-Based 10th Mountain Soldier Dies
Military officials say a soldier in the 10th Mountain Division's Louisiana-based brigade combat team has died in Afghanistan.Officials at the division's headquarters in Fort Drum say 44 year old Sgt. William D. Brown III of Franklin, North Carolina, died in a noncombat-related incident September 19 in Gamberi. Brown was a health care specialist in the Fort Polk-based 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Details of his death haven't been released. He joined the Army in May 2010. After completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Brown arrived at Fort Polk in December 2012. Brown deployed with his unit to Afghanistan last July. The 10th Mountain Division's other three brigade combat teams are based at Fort Drum.