Lewis-McChord soldier killed in insurgent attack in Iraq

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been killed in Basra, Iraq, after insurgents attacked his unit over the weekend.

The Department of Defense identified the soldier this morning as Sgt. Brandon E. Maggart, 24, of Kirksville, Mo.

Maggart was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. He died Sunday from wounds he sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.