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US soldier dies in motorcycle accident

Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II (US Army/Released)
August 23, 2019

A U.S. Army Alaska soldier died on Tuesday from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident he was in on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II, 26, was seriously injured when he lost control of his single-vehicle motorcycle and hit a guardrail, Army Alaska said in a press release, according to the Associated Press.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Woods, who was from Salem, Va., joined the army in January 2013 and transferred to Alaska in August 2016.

He trained at Fort Benning in Georgia and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and Fort Carson in Colorado before reporting to Alaska.

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The infantryman was assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, according to officials.

Woods was awarded with Army Commendation Medal with “C” device, the Army Achievement Medal (three awards), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal, a Valorous Unit Award, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.