Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fort Lewis soldier dies, fell ill in Afghanistan

FORT LEWIS, Wash. -- The Defense Department has identified a Fort Lewis Stryker Brigade soldier who died after becoming ill in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Carlos E. Gill, 25, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Tuesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center of an unspecified illness.

Fort Lewis says he was evacuated Dec. 19 from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.

Gill was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis.

His brigade deployed to Afghanistan last July. This was his first deployment.


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