An infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. has died from combat injuries after his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan, the Defense Department has reported.

Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died Tuesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. He was injured on Saturday, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. Danyluk is the first U.S. service member to die in combat in Afghanistan since Feb. 28.

Danyluk was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

He joined the Army in October 2010 and previously deployed to Afghanistan from December 2011 to February 2012.

Danyluk s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Certificate of Achievement the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachutist Badge. He completed the Master Driver Trainer Course, the Ranger Assessment Selection Program, the Airborne School and the Combatives Level 1 Course.

Danyluk is survived by his mother and father.

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