May 5, 2009
The Department of Defense today announced the death of a Ft. Riley soldier while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
On May 5, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Afghanistan to be those of a soldier who had been previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).
Staff Sgt. William D. Vile, 27, of Philadelphia, Pa. died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using direct fire May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.