Sergeant Nathaneil G. Irish, 23, of Billings, Montana, died Oct. 27, 2019, of a non-combat related incident at Camp Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The incident is under investigation. (Department of Defense News Release)
Nathaneil joined the Army in January 2015 and served at Fort Bliss, Texas, before reporting to Fort Wainwright in November 2018. He worked as a small arms/artillery repair noncommissioned officer with the 25th BSB. He also served in Kuwait from October 2017 to July 2018.
His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, three awards of the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.