A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, died in Afghanistan Monday when his unit was attacked with a roadside bomb.
Williams, 25, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was serving in Kandahar province with JBLM’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He’d served in the Army since 2005.
Williams deployed to Iraq as a rifleman from September 2009 to August 2010 and was sent to Afghanistan as a squad leader in November.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral “3”), NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Parachutist Badge.