Sgt. Derek T. Stenroos, 24, was a military policeman assigned to 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI).
The North Pole, Alaska, native joined the Army in January 2004 and completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was assigned to 1st BCT in June 2004.
Stenroos was a graduate of the Combat Life Saver Course and the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Course.
His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.
He is survived by his mother and father.