Release
Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

July 20, 2019

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

Sgt. William Edward Friese, 30, from Rockport, West Virginia, died July 18, 2019 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Friese was assigned to 821st Engineer Company, 1092nd, Engineer Battalion, 111th Engineer Brigade, Summersville, West Virginia.  

For more information regarding Sgt. Willliam Edward Friese, members of the media may contact Maj. Holli Nelson, State Public Affairs Officer, West Virginia National Guard at 304-389-8184 or by email at holli.r.nelson.mil@mail.mil.