The US soldier who was killed in Iraq by an IED has been identified
He was 20 years old and killed when an IED went off near his convoy.Spc. Alexander W. Missildine (Fort Drum/Facebook)
The Defense Department has identified the soldier who was killed by an IED attack in Iraq on Oct. 1.
That soldier is Spc. Alexander W. Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas. He was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division posted to Facebook:
Today we’re honoring the memory of a fallen 10th Mountain Division Soldier. Specialist Alexander W. Missildine was killed Sunday, October 1, in Ninawa Province, Iraq after sustaining injuries when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Specialist Missildine was serving with 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain “Patriots”, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
He is survived by his mother, father and step-parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow Soldiers.
Operation Inherent Resolve tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers [with] family and fellow troopers of U.S. Army Spc. Alexander W. Missildine. Coalition remains committed to [Defeat Daesh].”
He died in Ninawa Province, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device went off near his convoy. Another soldier was injured.
The incident is under investigation.