Sunday, April 27, 2008

Army Spc. William T. Dix

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. William T. Dix, 32, of Culver City, Calif.

Spc. Dix was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 27, 2008 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer -- One Fort Lewis soldier has been killed in Afghanistan and a second has died in Kuwait, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

In Kuwait, Pfc. William T. Dix, a 32-year-old Fort Lewis soldier with a combat-engineer battalion returning to Iraq to find and disarm roadside bombs was killed on Sunday..

Dix, of Culver City, Calif., who previously served in Iraq from November 2005 to October 2006, died at Camp Buehring, Kuwait of injuries sustained in what the Defense Department described as a "non-combat related incident." The incident remains under investigation and details were not released, Pentagon officials said.

Dix was deployed to Iraq only in March as part of the 490-member 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade from Fort Lewis. Units entering Iraq normally stage in Kuwait.

Dix previously served in the Marine Corps and Army Reserve, then joined the active duty Army in 2004.

Dix, who earned numerous commendations as a Marine and soldier, had served a year in Korea before his yearlong deployment to Iraq with the 14th Engineer Battalion from 2005 to 2006.

Army Spc. William T. Dix died from non-combat related injuries on 4/27/08.

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