A soldier from North Alabama has died in Iraq from a non-combat related injury according to a news release from the Department of Defense.
Staff Sgt. Jonathan W. Dean, 25, of Henagar, Ala., died Dec. 20, in Bayji, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident in Tikrit, Iraq. He was assigned to the 561st Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
Dean’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign with combat service; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicles and Weapons Qualification: M4-rifle, expert.
He is survived by his wife, Staff Sgt. Anne M. Dore, currently deployed to Iraq; son, Forest T. Dean of Valley Head, Ala.; father, David W. Dean of Valley Head, Ala. and mother, Edith D. Dean of Henagar, Ala.
A memorial service for Staff Sgt. Dean will be held in Iraq. Fort Campbell will hold an Eagle Remembrance Ceremony the second Wednesday in January.