Assigned to the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Charles D. Allen died Jan. 4 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.
Soldier from Alaska dies
The Associated Press
A soldier from Alaska, whose father lives in Montana, has died in Baghdad of injuries suffered by enemy small arms fire in combat.
Staff Sgt. Charles D. Allen of Wasilla was assigned to a support group for the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash.
He died on Jan. 4.
His father, Charles Allen, lives south of Chester, Mont.
Allen, 28, had been in the Army since September 1995, according to Fort Lewis spokesman Bob Reinert. Allen arrived at Fort Lewis in February 2006 and worked in the medical field as an emergency care sergeant, Reinert said.
Allen also had been stationed in Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Korea and once at Fort Wainwright, Reinert said.