United States Army Private First Class Brett E. Wood, 19, of near Spencer, Indiana.
Died on September 9, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to initial reports, Private First Class Wood died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol. This was just weeks after spending time back home recovering from a concussion he suffered in another bombing.
He was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Wood and his 21-year-old brother enlisted in the Army and went off to boot camp together in the summer of 2010, after Brett graduated from Owen Valley High School.
He was deployed to Afghanistan in April and was home on leave in August after a bomb explosion caused a concussion and hearing loss. Family members say he complained of headaches and dizziness during his visit.