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Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr., Killed Aug. 20, 2008, Transition Team member

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr., 36, died of wounds suffered Aug. 20 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan, while conducting military patrol operations when he encountered small arms fire.

Todd was a cavalry scout serving on a Military Transition Team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Marrero, La. He entered the Army in May 1991. He began serving with the 1st Inf. Div. in October 2007.

Transition team training is a 60-day training cycle at Fort Riley to prepare small teams of American Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors to advise, teach, mentor and coach their Iraqi or Afghan counterparts.

To date, 155 Fort Riley servicemembers have died while serving in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.