Frederick soldier dies in Afghanistan
A Frederick soldier died Saturday while serving his first deployment in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release late Tuesday.
Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, was killed while serving in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. Williams was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, where he served in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
Williams joined the Army in August 2008, according to a news release. After completing basic training, Williams was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. Earlier this year, Williams was deployed to Afghanistan with his brigade. Williams graduated from high school in 2006 and completed a combat life savers course in 2010. In 2008, Williams became a human resources specialist.
His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon and NATO Medal.
The cause of death is under investigation.
-- Courtney Mabeus and Cara R. Anthony