Micronesia Region Loses First Female Casualty In Operation Iraqi Freedom
Washington, D.C. – As reported by the Pentagon, a 19-year-old soldier from the Hawaii National Guard was fatally wounded on Thursday, February 19, in a noncombat-related incident in Kuwait. Specialist Cwislyn K. Walter, born in Chuuk (Micronesia) and raised on Guam, was assigned to the 29th Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Hawaii National Guard.
Specialist Walter is the first female casualty and the 33rd from the Micronesia region to have died since the beginning of the War on Terror. Click here to see all known deaths from the Insular Areas.