Pentagon investigating death of Brooklyn soldier overseas

Flash Back (FOX News Photo} After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger was found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. military officials

A soldier from Brooklyn has died from an unknown illness while deployed overseas.

A spokesman for the Defense Department says Army Sergeant Maitland Deweever Wilson had been serving in Bahrain since March of last year as a cargo commissioned officer.

It’s not clear when the 38-year-old became ill, but he was transported to a hospital in Germany where he died Wednesday.

The Pentagon says the incident is under investigation.

Wilson lived on Macdonough Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.