The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Conn., was designated duty status unknown on Jan. 29 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. On Feb. 2, his remains were recovered. Gilman was assigned to 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
The incident is under investigation.