The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt, 18, of Newton, Kan., died Aug. 3 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Ashraf, Iraq, on Aug. 2. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, Kingman, Kan.
The incident is under investigation.
For more information media may contact the Kansas National Guard public affairs office at (785) 274-1192.