The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cpl. Rhett A. Butler, 22, of Fort Worth, Texas, died July 20 of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Khan Bani Sa'd, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.
For more information in regard to this release the media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152/0147.