Posted on 05/29/2011

Photo taken on November 15, 2010


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Sergeant Brett Wood

Sergeant Brett Wood
Sergeant Brett Wood, killed in action 23 May 2011, wearing ceremonial dress and the 2nd Commando Regiment's green beret.

Sergeant Wood was serving with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) when he was killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strike in Southern Afghanistan. He had served in Bougainville, East Timor, Iraq and was killed in action during his third tour in Afghanistan. Sergeant Wood was a distinguished and experienced veteran who had been awarded the Medal for Gallantry during his tour in 2006. Two soldiers were also wounded in the blast that occurred during a partnered Afghan National Police and SOTG patrol.

Deep: The Special Operations Task Group is deployed to southern Afghanistan to conduct population-centric, security and counter network operations. SOTG support the Afghan National Police’s Provincial Response Company in Uruzgan and northern Kandahar. SOTG includes members from the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), 1st and 2nd Commando Regiments, the Incident Response Regiment, Special Operations Logistic Squadron and supporting units.