Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., died Jan. 10 in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from the injuries he sustained after his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on mounted patrol.
Wittman was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID. He joined the Army in Oct. 2008 and arrived at Fort Stewart in February 2012. This was Wittman's second deployment. His awards include the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.