Created on Thursday, 13 December 2012 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio soldier killed this week in Afghanistan will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
This undated photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams. The Department of Defense said Williams, of New Carlisle, Ohio, was killed Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/HO, Department of Defense)
The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Wesley "Wes" Williams died Monday in Kandahar of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his Army unit with an improvised explosive device.
His wife, Krista Williams, told the Dayton Daily News she was flying this week to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pick up his body, prior to his burial in the national cemetery.
Williams was a 2006 graduate of Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, near Dayton.
A veteran of two Iraq tours, Williams deployed Nov. 15 to Afghanistan as a squad leader.