Third Stryker Brigade soldier dies

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008

FAIRBANKS - A Fort Wainwright soldier has died in Iraq.

Lt. William K. Jernigan, 35, a Georgia native, died of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.

The Defense Department says the incident is under investigation.

Jernigan was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry.

Jernigan is the third Stryker soldier to die in Iraq since more than 4,000 brigade soldiers left for the Middle East two months ago.

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