Fort Polk soldier dies in Afghanistan

By Special to the American Press

Fort Drum, N.Y. — A soldier stationed at Fort Polk and serving in Gamberi, Afghanistan, died on Thursday in a non-combat related

incident, according to a news release.

Sgt. William Brown III of Franklin,

N.C., served as a healthcare specialist with the 94th Brigade Support

Battalion, 4th Brigade

Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division. Brown deployed with his

unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

in July 2013.Brown joined the Army in May 2010. After completing

training at Fort Jackson, S.C., he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston,


Brown arrived at Fort Polk in December 2012. 

Brown’s awards and decorations include

the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct

Medal, National

Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army

Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and a Certificate of Achievement.

He also completed the Brigade Combat Team Trauma, Warrior

Leadership and Combat Lifesavers courses.