(Editor's note: This is from Joint Base Lewis-McChord)
According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, of Frederick, Md. died Aug. 18, near Kandahar, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The cause of death is under investigation. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
According to unit records, Sgt. Williams entered the U.S the U.S. Army in August 2008. Upon completion of Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, in MOS 42A (Human Resource Specialist), he was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. He arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February 2011 and was assigned to the Headquarters – Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He deployed to Afghanistan with his brigade in April 2012. This was his first deployment.
Sgt. Williams’ civilian and military education includes High School Diploma (2006), Combat Life Savers Course (2010), Military Occupational Specialty 42A: Human Resource Specialist (2008).
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, NATO Medal.
On behalf of the entire Joint Base Lewis-McChord military and civilian community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Williams.