Fort Wainwright Soldier Dies in IED Attack

A Ft. Wainwright based soldier has died of injuries suffered in an IED. attack in Afghanistan.  An Army statement says Specialist Christopher J. Marquis of Tampa Florida was guarding an entry when a vehicle carrying an improvised explosive device blew up.  The incident happened Aug. 27 in Kandahar province.  Marquis died Sunday at an Army Hospital in Germany.  He was 40-years old.  Marquis joined the Army in 2010 and arrived in Alaska last winter. He’s the 11th Ft. Wainwright soldier killed in Afghanistan since the 4,000 member First Stryker Brigade deployed in April.

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