Specialist Brian Michael Anderson, age 24, of Harrisonburg, a soldier from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was killed in Afghanistan Saturday from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive devise attack.
SPC Anderson joined the Army in March 2008 and after completing training arrived at Fort Drum in July 2008. He was an infantryman with the 1st Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment.
SPC Anderson's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
He is survived by his mother, father, brother and sister.