Monday, August 31, 2009

News: Federal Way resident Dennis Williams killed in Afghanistan

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THEOLYMPIAN.COM -- Stryker soldier 'knew he was in harm's way'
Federal way: Father, wife travel to meet casket of Federal Way grad. Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, was one of four Fort Lewis soldiers killed when a bomb detonated near their vehicle Tuesday. “I lost a special son who knew he was in harm’s way,” Dan Williams said about his son.

SEATTLETIMES -- One family reels at the loss of Fort Lewis soldier, 24
Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, of Federal Way, was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, one month into his first deployment. Now his extended family is coping, grieving and reminiscing all at the same time. It is a scene that's played out all over the country — that's been played out over and over, for nearly eight years — as families reel from the wartime loss of loved ones.

THENEWSTRIBUNE -- Former teacher: Slain soldier ‘sweet young man’
A Fort Lewis soldier and Federal Way native who was killed in Afghanistan was remembered Friday as a “sweet young man” with a quick sense of humor. Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, who was killed Tuesday, is survived by his wife, Maria, a young daughter and a newborn son, said Pat Adkins, a neighbor and former teacher of Williams.

WARONTERRORNEWS -- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 25 in southern Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

KOMONEWS.COM -- Federal Way High School grad killed in Afghanistan
FORT LEWIS, Wash. - A soldier from Federal Way was one of four killed in southern Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Army officials said Pfc. Dennis M. Williams, 24, of Federal Way, was on his first deployment when he was killed Tuesday in the attack by enemy forces.

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