Alaska-based US Army Specialist Douglas J. Green was killed in action in Kandahar on 28th August 2011. He died from injuries received when insurgents detonated a bomb against his unit and opened fire with small arms.
23-year-old Spc. Green, from Sterling, Virginia, served with the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Wainwright.
Spc. Green joined the Army in September 2007 and transferred to Alaska in March 2008 on completion of his training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He had previously deployed to Iraq from September 2008 to September 2009.
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