3rd soldier dies from injuries sustained in Afghanistan blast

IED went off in mid-November

Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown
Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown (Fort Hood Press Center)

FORT HOOD, Texas – A Fort Hood soldier from Maryland died this week from the injuries he suffered when an improvised explosive device went off in Bagram, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a news release.

He died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. His hometown is listed as Takoma Park, military officials said.

The IED went off Nov. 12. Two other soldiers -- Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif.; and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois -- died in the same incident on the day it happened.

Brown entered active-duty military service in March 2004, and started as a senior data systems integrator, the news release said. Since July 2012, he’s been assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, in Fort Hood.

From August 2006 to August 2007, November 2008 to October 2009 and December 2010 to December 2011, he was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, military officials said.

Brown served as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom from July to September 2014, and worked within the current mission from September to December 2016.

"Brown’s awards include five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, four Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas Service Ribbons, four Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and NATO medal," military officials said in the written statement.

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