Via Fort Drum Press Release
FORT DRUM, NY - A 7th Engineer Battalion Soldier was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, March 5, when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle.
The Fort Drum Soldier killed is Spc. Alan N. Dikcis, 21, of Niagara Falls, NY.
Spc. Dikcis served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 630th Engineer Company (Clearance), 7th Engineer Battalion (Combat Effects), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat) (Airborne). He deployed in July 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was Dikcis’ first deployment.
Spc. Dikcis joined the Army in June 2007 and arrived to Fort Drum in January 2008.
Spc. Dikcis is survived by his daughter and father.
Spc. Dikcis’ awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal.
Media with inquiries regarding this release should contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at 315-772-7974.
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