Fort Drum Soldier Dies In Afghanistan


A 10th Mountain Division soldier died Monday from combat-related injuries in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Killed is Sergeant Nathan L. Wyrick, 34, of Enumclaw, Washington.

Military officials say the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

Wyrick was a supply specialist with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

He joined the Army in March 2006. After training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was stationed for a short time at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and then at Fort Lewis, Washington from September 2006 until he came to Fort Drum in July 2010.

He deployed with his unit in March 2011.

Wyrick had previously deployed in Iraqi from August 2008 to August 2009.

Wyricks's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, two Meritorious Unit
Commendations, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon,
the Overseas Service Ribbon, five Certificates of Achievement, the Combat Action Badge, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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