Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Sgt. 1st Class Virgil R. Case
From: Mountain Home, Idaho
Assigned to the 145th Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, Idaho Army National Guard, Mountain Home, Idaho
Incident: Army Sgt. 1st Class Virgil R. Case died June 1 of non-combat-related injuries in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Idaho soldier dies in Iraq
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho — A soldier from Mountain Home has died in Kirkuk, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Virgil R. Case, 37, died Wednesday morning, defense officials said, but the military would not release his cause of death. The matter is under investigation, said National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Tim Marsano.
Before he was deployed to Iraq last year, Case worked full time at the Mountain Home armory. He was assigned to the Guard’s 145th Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team.
Case is survived by his wife, Claudia Case, and four children.
The family has requested privacy…