By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Ft. Stewart soldier dies in Iraq
Placeholder Image
A Fort Stewart soldier died in Iraq Friday one day after being injured, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday afternoon.
Pfc. Kyle P. Norris, 22, died May 23 in Balad from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a patrol May 22 in Jurf as Sakhr.
Norris, a native of Zanesville, Ohio, was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team and worked as an infantryman. He joined the Army in February 2006 and arrived at Fort Stewart in July 2006.
Neither the DoD nor the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office released additional information on the soldier.
On his page, Norris said he left "for Iraq October 26th for 15 months in a very hot zone," and asked for everyone to "support and pray for (him and his fellow soldiers) to come back safe and sound to (their) loving family and country."
He was planning to spend time in Germany "for a week of rest from combat" upon his return to the states.
Based on information compiled by, an independent website tracking American troop deaths, Norris is the 18th soldier to die Iraq this month.
According to a May 27 DoD casualty report, the total number of U.S. troops killed since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 is 4,083.
Sign up for our e-newsletters