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Third Fort Hood soldier dies of wounds suffered in Afghanistan

Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown. (Fort Hood photo)
Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown. (Fort Hood photo)(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 7, 2016 at 4:12 PM CST
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Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, 46, of Takoma Park, Md., died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds he received in the explosion of a homemade bomb on Nov. 12 in Bagram, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Brown was assigned to Fort Hood’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

He joined the Army in March 2004.

He deployed to Iraq from August 2006 to August 2007, November 2008 to October 2009, and December 2010 to December 2011, and to Afghanistan once before from July 2014 to September 2014.

The suicide attack on Bagram Airfield near Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul also claimed the lives of Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif., and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Ill.

They both died in the bombing on Nov. 12, along with two American contractors.

They were assigned to the same unit as Brown, who was one of the 16 troops wounded in the attack.

Perry, a recipient of a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star, joined the Army in 2008 and had been assigned to the Sustainment Brigade since August 2014.

He deployed to Afghanistan once before from August 2010 to July 2011.

Iubelt joined the Army in November 2015 and had been assigned to the Sustainment Brigade since May.

His decorations also include a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star.