Military officials at Fort Bragg say a 22-year-old paratrooper died in Iraq over the weekend when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.
Corporal Ryan A. Woodward of Fort Wayne, Indiana died from injuries he suffered northwest of Baghdad on Saturday.
He was a member of the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team with the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.
Woodward joined the Army in February 2006. He's survived by his parents Michael and Sue Woodward, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.