The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Aaron D. Gautier, 19, of Hampton, Va., died May 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his mounted patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
For more information on this soldier, contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0154 or (253) 967-0147.