FORT LEWIS, Wash. – Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember a Fort Lewis Soldier who died while deployed is support of Operation Enduring Freedom with a ceremony to be conducted Monday, January 11, at 2 p.m. in the North Fort Chapel.
Staff Sgt. David H. Gutierrez, 35, of San Francisco, Calif., died Dec. 25, 2009 at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device in Howz-e Madad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st
Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The brigade deployed to Afghanistan in July, 2009.