Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

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Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk of Cuero, Texas (U.S. Army photo) Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk of Cuero, Texas (U.S. Army photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.

Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.

Danyluk -- an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team -- was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

He joined the Army in October 2010. Among his many awards and decorations are the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Army said.

Danyluk is survived by his mother and father.

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