The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Philip C. S. Schiller, 21, of The Colony, Texas, died April 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
For more information the media may contact Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0152 or 0148.
Schiller was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.