Monday, September 23, 2013
Army Spc. James T. Wickliff-Chacin, 22, died September 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas of injuries he suffered last month in Afghanistan.
On August 12, an improvised explosive device detonated near Wickliff's dismounted patrol during combat operations in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, gravely wounding the young soldier, according to the Department of Defense.
He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Wickliff grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma, and was a 2010 graduate of Edmond Santa Fe High School. He also attended the U.E. Maria Auxiliadora school in Venezuela.
Wickliff posted video of himself on his Facebook page performing impressive acrobatic feats within the confines of an Army building. I've posted that below: