The Department of Defense announced today
the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Col. Theodore S. Westhusing, 44, of Dallas,
Texas, died June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, from non-combat related
injuries. Westhusing was serving with the Multi-national Security
Transition Command-Iraq and was assigned to the United States
Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. as a professor
He is the highest-ranking officer to die
in the Iraq war
Westhusing held advanced degrees in Russian, philosophy and
military strategy. They said he had deployed to Iraq late last
year. He was due to return to West Point this summer.
He is survived by his wife and three children.