By Associated Press
FORT LEWIS, Wash. (AP) - Two soldiers from Fort Lewis have died, one in Kuwait and the other in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says 32-year-old Pfc. William T. Dix of Culver City, Calif., died Sunday at Camp Buehring, Kuwait of injuries from a non-combat incident. The incident is under investigation.
Dix was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade and had been in the Middle East in March. He enlisted in the Army on April 7, 2004, after serving in the Marine Corps and the Army Reserves.
The military also reported the death of 30-year-old Sgt. 1st Class David L. McDowell of Ramona, Calif. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and died Tuesday in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds from small-arms fire.