The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker, 18, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Oct. 12 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
For further information related to this release, contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.