Dept. of Defense investigating death of Granite City soldier

Timothy Godfrey

Granite City, I  A Granite City solider died while serving in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced over the weekend.

Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur died Aug. 12 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The department said his death was from a non-combat related injury.

The incident in which Sgt. Wilbur died is currently under investigation.

Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Co.

Wilbur was 36 years old.


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