Ft. Campbell, KY – A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division died Saturday in Samarra, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his humvee, then enemy forces fired on him.
31 year old Specialist Clinton Upchurch of Garden City, Kansas was an infantryman who joined the Army in August 2004 and was assigned to Fort Campbell in March last year.
Upchurch was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
Including Upchurch, there have been 106 soldiers from Fort Campbell killed in the Iraq war.
Approximately 20,600 soldiers from Fort Campbell are currently deployed and nearly 20,000 of those are from the 101st Airborne Division.