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IED device kills Fort Campbell Soldier in Zhari district


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division Soldier died October 30th, after his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device in the Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Spec. Brett W. Land, 24, of Wasco, CA was an Infantryman assigned to Company C., 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in November 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2009.   


Brett Land

Brett W. LandHis awards and decorations include:  National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and Airborne Tab.

Land is survived by his wife, Sarah E. Mejia, and daughter, Riley E. Land of Hesperia, CA; father, Kenneth Land and mother, Gretchen Land, both of Bakersfield, CA.




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