Just three days after Fort Wainwright Stryker Pfc. Brandon Mullins was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Army says another soldier from the same brigade was killed in a similar but separate attack Monday.
Spc. Douglas Jay Green, 23, of Sterling, Va., died from injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an IED and small arms while the unit was on a dismounted patrol. Two other soldiers from the same brigade were injured in the attack.
Green was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright where he served as an infantryman, according to U.S. Army Alaska public affairs officer Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll.
Next of kin have been notified, and a memorial ceremony will be held at Fort Wainwright for Green.