The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton, 42, of Tupelo, Miss., died Feb. 7 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 223rd Engineer Battalion, 168th Engineer Brigade, Mississippi National Guard, West Point, Miss.
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TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Mooreville soldier has died while serving in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of Defense reports Sgt. 1st Class Billy A. Sutton, 42, died Feb. 7 in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 223rd Engineer Battalion, 168th Engineer Brigade, based in West Point.
A National Guard spokesman says Sgt. Sutton was a part of the 288th Engineer Sapper Company which deals with explosives.
The 223rd deployed for active duty in October and his unit was reportedly expected to return to the U.S. in the fall of 2012.