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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