Wounded Schofield soldier dies
A 21-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier died yesterday from wounds he suffered when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle earlier this month in Baghdad, the Pentagon said.
Sgt. John K. Daggett, 21, of Phoenix was the eighth member of the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat team to die in Iraq since the unit arrived there last December.
Daggett, a soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, was wounded on May 1 and died in Halifax, Canada.
The Army said that Daggett was being flown to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., but was diverted to Canada when his condition worsened.
Since the U.S. invaded Iraq on March 19, 2005, 83 soldiers, four sailors, 80 Marines, two Air Force personnel and one civilian with Hawaii ties have died there.
This is the 2nd Brigade's second deployment to Iraq.