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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Spc. Sterling Wyatt, based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Wednesday of wounds sustained from an enemy improvised explosive device detonation. (Army photo)

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.

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