A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, 21-year-old Spc. Sterling W. Wyatt, died Wednesday of wounds from a roadside bomb in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, according to the military base.
This was Spc. Wyatt’s first deployment, which he started in December 2011, according to a military base release. Spc. Wyatt, a native of Columbia, Mo., entered the Army in November 2010 and arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in March 2011.
He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
He had earned following awards and decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Certificate of Achievement, and Combat Infantryman Badge.