The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Mickel D. Garrigus, 24, of Elma, Wash., died Jan. 27 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat patrol. Garrigus was assigned to the 543rd Military Police Company, 91st Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.