JOHNSTON, Iowa - Three Soldiers from Iowa City’s Company B, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, and one from Waterloo’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, were wounded when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Laghman Province, Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Army 1st Lt. Nicholas R. Morris, 26, of Columbia, S.C.; Army Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Wilczak, 40, Luther, Iowa; Army Sgt. Martin C. Ennor, 25, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Army Pvt. 1st Class Tyler M. Sirovy, 26, Deep River, Iowa, were transported to medical facilities in Afghanistan.
Ennor has been evacuated to Landstuhl (Germany) Regional Medical Center for additional medical treatment.
Conditions and injury reports are unavailable at this time.
Approximately 2,800 Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team were deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, in July and August 2010.
Their mission is to provide full-spectrum operations in a combat theater, including lethal and non-lethal capabilities, support to Afghan National Army and Police units and assistance to humanitarian relief initiatives.