Army Staff Sgt. Roy P. Lewsader Jr., 36, Clinton, Indiana.
Died Saturday, 16 June 2007, in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by enemy fire, the Department of Defense announced. He was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The Department of the Army said in a news release that Lewsader, who died in Tarin Kowt, was from Belleville, Ill. But the soldier's wife called to say he was from Clinton, Ind., said April Blackmon, a spokeswoman for Fort Riley.
Blackmon said U.S. Army records showed Belleville as Lewsader's "home of record," but family said the soldier had no known ties to Illinois, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. "This hasn't ever happened to us before," Blackmon told the newspaper. "Right now, the Army is looking into it."