Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wesley J. Williams dies from non-combat injuries

A soldier from Philadelphia died Friday in Baghdad from noncombat injuries, the Department of Defense reported yesterday.

The Pentagon identified the soldier as Pvt. Wesley J. Williams, 23, a member of the 163d Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

The military gave no information on Williams' death. The brigade has been involved in the handling of prisoners in Iraq.

A spokesman for his family in Philadelphia said the family had no comment.

From the Inquirer