Fort Riley, Kansas



Sgt. 1st Class Glen Jacob Whetten., Died Mar. 12, 2010, Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st ID

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | March 22, 2010

FORT RILEY, Kan. – A Soldier assigned as a Military Transition Team member to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, has died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Glen Jacob Whetten, 31, died March 12 outside a medical facility in Afghanistan. He was injured after the vehicle he was traveling in struck an improvised explosive device near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Whetten was assigned to Fort Riley in June 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in October 2009. He was an infantryman. This was Whetten's first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004, and was deployed to Egypt for five months in 2001. His home of record is Mesa, Ariz.

To date, 172 Fort Riley Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors have died while serving in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.