Fort Bliss Soldier Killed in Iraq

El Paso – The Defense Department says a 19-year-old Fort Bliss soldier from Ohio has died in Maysan Province, Iraq and his death is under investigation.

The military said Wednesday that Pvt. Keiffer P. Wilhelm, of Plymouth, Ohio, died Tuesday from a noncombat related incident which is being investigated. No other details were provided.

Wilhelm was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. He was an Infantryman who entered the Army in December 2008. He was previously stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.

He is survived by his parents.

Wilhelm's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.


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