Wednesday, September 26, 2007

John J. Young dies 'of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident'

A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died of a non-combat related cause at Camp Striker, Iraq Sept. 21.

Spc. John J. Young, 24, was an infantryman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

The Savannah, Ga., native enlisted in the Army in June 2005 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. In October 2005, he was assigned to Fort Drum and the 2nd BCT.

Young completed the Combat Life Saver Course in 2005.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge.

He is survived by his father, mother and sister, all of Savannah.

The incident is under investigation.

From Fort Drum