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William D Brown III

Franklin, North Carolina

September 19, 2013

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
44 Army Sgt

94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

Fort Polk, Louisiana

 Died in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat incident. The soldier's death is under investigation.

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From The Times-Picayune nola.com 09/23/13:

Fort Polk soldier's death in Afghanistan investigated

By Paul Purpura, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 

A soldier based at Fort Polk has died in Afghanistan. Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C., died Thursday in Gamberi in "a non-combat related incident," according to a statement that his unit released Monday.

The Army is investigating his death, the Defense Department said. The Defense Department released his identity over the weekend.

Brown was a health-care specialist who enlisted in the Army in May 2010, according to a statement released by the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Brown was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

He then transferred to Fort Polk and arrived at the west-central Louisiana Army post in December. He was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in July.

Brown's decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Medal, the NATO Medal and the Certificate of Achievement, according to the Army.

His other achievements included completing the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Course, the Warrior Leadership Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course, according to the Army.
From The Mankato Times mankatotimes.com 10/21/13

I Salute You; Army Sergeant William D. Brown III
Joe SteckOctober 21, 2013, 11:13 pm

Army Sergeant William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, North Carolina died September 19 from a non-combat incident in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. 
Sergeant William D. Brown III was assigned to the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, Louisiana and was serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Sergeant Brown was a healer. As a healer, he left his family and deployed to Afghanistan with his battalion in July, there to provide medical care for the men and women of his brigade. 
Brown joined the Army in May 2010. After completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Brown arrived at Fort Polk in December 2012. 
Brown deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2013. 
Brown’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and a Certificate of Achievement. 
His other achievements included completing the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Course, the Warrior Leadership Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course, according to the Army. 
William is survived by a wife, several daughters and many loving friends and relatives.
Sergeant William D. Brown III, I Salute You.
From The Macon County News maconnews.com 09/26/13

Franklin soldier dies in Afghanistan
Thursday, 26 September 2013

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier, stationed at Fort Polk, La., with the 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team died in Gamberi, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, in a non-combat related incident.

Deceased is Sergeant William D. Brown III, age 44 of Franklin, N.C. He was a healthcare specialist.

Brown joined the Army in May 2010. After completing training at Fort Jackson, S.C., he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Brown arrived at Fort Polk in December 2012.

Brown deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2013.

Brown's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal and a Certificate of Achievement.

He completed the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Course, the Warrior Leadership Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course.

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