News Icon

News: Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Courtesy Story

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.

Web Views

Podcast Hits

Public Domain Mark
This work, Death of a Fort Hood Soldier, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.11.2010

Date Posted:12.11.2010 11:18

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

More Like This

  • 2012 officially exceeded all prior years in the number of suicide deaths within the U.S. Army. The Department of Defense reported 325 suicide deaths of both active duty and non active duty soldiers - not all of these deaths, however, are confirmed  suicides.
  • BAYJI, Iraq (February 14, 2006) - A brush with death has not curbed the enthusiasm of one young Soldier deployed to Iraq.
  • The death of a Soldier is never easy for loved ones, but there is a group of trained volunteers who help the family after they are notified.
  • The Department of Defense on May 13 announced the death of a Missouri Army Reserve Soldier serving in Iraq.

News Tags


  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr