A member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard has been killed in Afghanistan, in an attack which also left seven other Wisconsin Guard members wounded.
According to a release from the state’s adjutant general, Brigadier General Donald P. Dunbar, 26 year-old Sergeant Ryan Adams, of Rhinelander, died Friday in Logar Province, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit.
Seven other Wisconsin Guard Soldiers were injured in the same attack and are receiving medical care as needed. The immediate families of all seven Soldiers have been notified. The Wisconsin National Guard will not be releasing names, or medical condition, of the injured soldiers.
Adams was deployed with the 951st Engineer Company (Sapper) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Rhinelander and Tomahawk based unit deployed in November to Camp Shelby for several months before reporting to Afghanistan where they conduct route clearance operations for the Army’s 101st Airborne Division. This was the second tour of duty for this unit, and Sgt. Adams, which also deployed to Iraq in May 2003 to April 2004 when it was Company C, 724th Engineer Battalion.