News: Death of a Fort Hood Soldier
FORT HOOD, Texas - The Department of Defense announced, Dec. 11, the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.
Pfc. David Dustin Finch, 24, of Bath Springs, Tenn., died Dec. 8 in An Numaniyah, Wasit province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire.
Finch joined the military in September 2009 as a cavalry scout. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, in February 2010 and deployed in support of Operation New Dawn in August 2010.
Finch's awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.