2011-04-14 / Local & State

Soldier From Central Pa. Dies In Iraq

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – An Army captain from central Pennsylvania has died in Iraq.

The Department of Defense says 36-year-old Capt. Wesley Hinkley died Monday in a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade based at Fort Stewart, Ga.

The Sentinel newspaper in Carlisle reports that Hinkley graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1993, then served in the Army before attending Shippensburg University. Upon his graduation in 2001, he returned to the Army as an officer.

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