The memorial for a Stryker Brigade Soldier was held this afternoon on Fort Wainwright. Specialist Zachary New was honored today and the chapel was packed with Soldiers from across the post.
21 year old Specialist Zachary New died April 22 at the Veterans Hospital in San Antonio.
New was injured January 29 when he was hit by a truck pulling a trailer in the parking lot of the Midway lodge.
New was hit while he and other Stryker Brigade soldiers had pulled over to take a break during a convoy from Fort Wainwright to at Fort Greely.
The Newscenter spoke to friend and comrade of Spc. New, Sgt. Joel Music, who said, “It was a shock” and that fellow Fort Wainwright Soldiers “believed he would be okay and was making progress.”