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DoD Identifies Army Casualty, October 3, 2017

Spc. Alexander W. Missildine
Spc. Alexander W. Missildine,(Souorce: Stars and Stripes)

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 3, 2017

Authored by: U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Spc. Alexander W. Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas, died Oct. 1 in Salah ad-Din Province, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. The incident is under investigation.

Missildine was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.