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Army Sgt. Derek R. Banks
Died November 14, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
24, of Newport News, Va.; assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia National Guard, West Point, Va.; died Nov. 14 in San Antonio of wounds sustained Oct. 25 in Baghdad when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device.
Virginia guardsman dies from wounds sustained in Iraq
The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard says a guardsman has died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device in Iraq.
Sgt. Derek Banks of Newport News died Nov. 14 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
The 24-year-old combat engineer was one of four Guard members wounded in an Oct. 25 attack in Baghdad. Another guardsman — 39-year-old Specialist David Lambert of Cedar Bluff — was killed in the blast.
The other three soldiers injured in the blast remain hospitalized.
All of the guardsmen were assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, of the Virginia National Guard, located in West Point.