3rd Brigade soldier killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Fort Benning soldier in Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Briand T. Williams, 25, of Sparks, Ga., died Sunday in Numaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The 3rd HBCT deployed to Iraq in October.

Williams was promoted to staff sergeant about two weeks ago, according to Fort Benning public affairs.