Based: Ft. Campbell, Ky.
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Supporting: Operation Enduring Freedom
Died: October 30, 2010
Zhari district, Afghanistan
Married, 1 child
High School: Bakersfield High (Bakersfield)
17 weeks as a battle buddy and a bunk mate, forever a brother...I pray for his wife and newly born daughter. His daughter will grow up knowing that her father was a Patriot who paid the ultimate price for her freedom and for ours.
— SPC J Massengill
November 14, 2010 at 8:29 p.m.
From The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle as seen in Military Times:
A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed in Afghanistan from wounds suffered in an IED blast.Read more about Army Specialist Brett W. Land here:
Spc. Brett W. Land, 24, of Wasco, Calif., died Oct. 30,  in the Zhari district, Afghanistan, according to a news release from the Defense Department.
Land was an infantryman assigned to Company C., 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
He joined the Army in November 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2009, according to a Fort Campbell news release.
His awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Airborne Tab.
Land is survived by his wife, Sarah Land of Hesperia; newborn baby daughter, Rileigh Land of Hesperia; father, Kenneth Land of Camp Nelson; mother, Gretchen Land of Bakersfield; brothers, Ryan Land of Sonora and Rocky Land of Placerville and sister, Julie Land of Sonora.And read more here and visit Brett W. Land's Guest Book here.
A Service will be held in honor of [Specialist] Brett W. Land at Porterville Church of the Nazarene, 2005 W. Olive Ave., Porterville, CA on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.