A Sheridan, Wyo., soldier who died Tuesday in Kuwait was on his way home for a break when he collapsed, according to the U.S. Army.
The official website for Fort Campbell, Ky., where 43-year-old Sgt. First Class Phillip C. Tanner was based out of, said he was “processing through Kuwait after leaving Afghanistan when he collapsed” and died in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait.
Tanner, who joined the Army in 1993, was motor transportation operator with the 541st Transportation Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. He arrived at Fort Campbell in 2007.
Tanner is survived by his wife, Hyun Tanner, of Clarksville, Tenn., and daughter, Ashley Tanner, of Hinesville, Ga.
A Fort Campbell memorial page to Tanner said he received the following awards and medals while serving: Bronze Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Non- Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; United Nations Medal; NATO Medal; Driver Mechanic Badge.