The Department of Defense announced on Monday announced the death of Spc. Kyle R. Rookey, 23, of Oswego, N.Y.
The DOD says Spc. Rookey died Sept. 2, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan from a non-combat related incident.
He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson.
Ft. Carson supplied the following information about Spc. Rookey:
RANK AND FULL NAME: Spc Kyle Robert Rookey
DATE OF ENTRY INTO THE ARMY: Mar. 3, 2010
DATE SOLDIER JOINED CURRENT UNIT: Jan. 7, 2011DEPLOYMENTS AND DATES:
March 10, 2012 – September 2, 2012 (Afghanistan)
HOME OF RECORD: Oswego, New York
National Defense Service Medal – 1
Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Service Star – 1
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon – 1
MOS: 15W (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator)
UNIT: 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division