Army SGT Roshain E. Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York. Died August 13, 2017, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained when a U.S. M777 howitzer artillery round exploded prematurely during combat operations at an undisclosed firebase in Iraq.
The ground shakes as an U. Army Paladin Howitzer fires a gas-propelled round as the unit calibrates the gun at Destiny Range in Mosul, Iraq, Apr. The soldiers are assigned to the Infantry Division's Battalion, Field Artillery, Heavy Brigade Combat Team