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Army Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk
Died April 15, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
32, of Dyer, Ind.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 15 in Chingai, Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
Fort Carson honors fallen soldier from Indiana
The Associated Press
FORT CARSON, Colo. - A Fort Carson soldier who was killed on his third deployment to Afghanistan is being remembered as a hero.
The Army post held a memorial service Wednesday for 32-year-old Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk of Dyer, Ind. He died April 15 of wounds from an improvised explosive device attack.
Nowaczyk was an infantryman assigned to Fort Carson's 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
The Gazette reports Capt. Shayne Heap said Wednesday that Nowaczyk accepted any challenge willingly and is the true definition of a hero. Spc. Nathaniel Murry said Nowaczyk put everyone around him before himself.
Nowaczyk joined the Army in September 2005 and earned several medals, including two Bronze Star Medals that are awarded for bravery or merit.