Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alaska-based US Army Sergeant Johnathan McCain

Alaska-based US Army Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, from Arizona, was killed in action on 13th November 2011 in Kandahar province, when an insurgent bomb exploded beside his patrol vehicle.

38-year-old Sgt. McCain served with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Wainwright. He joined the army in 1992 and was stationed at Fort Wainwright from 2000. Prior to this deployment, he had served two combat tours in Iraq.

His death happened a day after another Fort Wainwright soldier, Spc. Calvin Pereda, was killed by a bomb while on foot patrol in Kandahar.

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