The Department of Defense announced today
the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Capt. Rhett W. Schiller, 26, of Wisconsin,
died Nov. 16 in Balad Ruz, Iraq, of injuries suffered when his
unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire
during combat operations. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron,
73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne
Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Schiller was commissioned a second lieutenant
of infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy
at West Point in May 2003.
He was deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane
Katrina in September 2005. He was deployed with his unit to Iraq