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Oct 16, 2012 12:41 PM by Ian Cross

Soldier who trained at Ft. Huachuca killed by IED in Afghanistan

TUCSON - A soldier who underwent advanced training at Fort Huachuca to become an Intelligence Analyst has died in Afghanistan from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device, the Department of Defense confirms.

Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, 24, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died October 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when enemy forces attacked her unit with an IED, according to a news release from the DOD. She was assigned to the 572nd Military Intelligence Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Spc. Gordon enlisted in the Army in January 2010 and reported to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for Army Basic Training, according to unit records. She went on to Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Huachuca to become an Intelligence Analyst. She was deployed to Afghanistan with her brigade in April 2012. This was her first deployment.

Her awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal.

"On behalf of the entire Joint Base Lewis-McChord military and civilian community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Spc. Gordon," officials state in the news release.

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