Fort Drum Soldier Dies From Injuries


A Fort Drum soldier died this week at a hospital in Germany from injuries he suffered when his unit was attacked in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Spc. Kerry Danyluk, of Cuero, Texas, was injured by small arms fire on April 12 in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province.

The 27 year old died Tuesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

He was an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Danyluk joined the Army in October 2010. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to Fort Benning in February 2011. Danyluk deployed to Afghanistan from December 2011 to
February 2012. He arrived at Fort Drum in March 2013 and deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in November 2013.

Danyluk's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Certificate of Achievement, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

He completed the Master Driver Trainer Course, the Ranger Assessment Selection Program, the Airborne School and the Combatives Level 1 Course.

Danyluk is survived by his mother and father.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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