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Another Fort Campbell Soldier killed by an IED


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 12th at Kandahar Airfield, of wounds suffered in Ghunday Ghar, Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Matthew C. PowellSpecialist Matthew C. Powell, 20, of Slidell, LA, was a Motor Transport Operator assigned to Company A., 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in July 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in November 2008. His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Army Service Ribbon.

Powell is survived by his father, Lloyd P. Powell of Baton Rouge, LA; and mother, Janice C. Powell of Slidell, LA.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor fallen Screaming Eagles.




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