3rd 1st Cav Soldier Dies from Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

Sgt. First Class Allen E. Brown, who died of wounds received in a Nov. 12, 2016, suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed two other 1st Cav soldiers. (U.S. Army photo)
Sgt. First Class Allen E. Brown, who died of wounds received in a Nov. 12, 2016, suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed two other 1st Cav soldiers. (U.S. Army photo)

The Defense Department announced Wednesday the death of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown, who died of wounds received last month in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed two other 1st Cavalry Division soldiers.

Brown, 46, of Takoma Park, Maryland, died Tuesday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered at the Bagram air base north of Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Nov. 12, according to a release from Fort Hood, Texas, home of the 1st Cav.

Two other division soldiers, Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois, were killed in the same incident that was believed to be an insider attack by an Afghan worker on the base wearing a suicide vest.

In addition, two American contractors were killed in the blast at Bagram and 16 U.S. troops and one Polish soldier were wounded.

Brown, who was on his sixth deployment to a combat zone, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since July 2012.

Brown previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2006 to August 2007, November 2008 to October 2009, and December 2010 to December 2011. Brown deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2014 to September 2014. He deployed in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel from September to December 2016.

Brown's awards include five Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star.

He also received four Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, five Overseas Service Ribbons, four Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and NATO medal.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Nov.12 attack at Bagram, which it said was carried out by a suicide bomber working inside the base.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct Brown's first name.

-- Richard Sisk can be reached at Richard.Sisk@Military.com.

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