According to the U.S. Department of Defense:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pvt. Charles Yi Barnett, 19, of Bel Air, Maryland, died on Nov. 20 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Tallil, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.
In it’s latest casualty update, the Department of Defense indicates there have been more than 4,800 deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom combined.
God Bless Charles Barnett.
Thank you for your service! God bless all of our soldiers and servicemen/women.
Have any further details regarding this soldiers death been made public?
vietnam vet says
My Heart goes out to the family. but Honestly would not expect a major investigation in to to his death. because it supposely was and accident the reports are commonly Handed down to a PFC or L / CPL ( LANCE CORPORAL ) to do the investigation.
The fact remains he was a volunteer at a time that all but guaranteed a tour in a war zone. Whether you agree, disagree, or other wise…this kid volunteered to do whats right according to him and for country.
God Bless the troops.
Go Dagger !
Although I don’t agree with the war, I am in full support of our troops. They are giving their lives to protect every single one of us here and abroad. I am grateful for their service. I do however hope that our troops will be home from this seemingly neverending war sooner than 2011.
God bless this young man’s family during their time of grief. My heart is with you!!