Pentagon Announces Change in Status of Soldier
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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2009 -- The following news release made available Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement announcing a change in status of a soldier:
The Department of Defense today announced the death of a soldier while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
On May 5, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Afghanistan to be those of a soldier who had been previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).
Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, 27, of Philadelphia, Pa. died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using direct fire May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
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