FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Family, friends, Soldiers and the Fort Lewis community will remember Spc. William T. Dix, in a memorial ceremony to be held Wednesay, May 14 at 2 p.m. in the North Fort Chapel.
According to the Department of Defense, Dix, 32, of Culver City, Calif., died April 27 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.
Dix was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. According to unit records, his prior military service includes an enlistment in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in the Army Reserves on Oct. 28, 2002, and enlisted in the active Army on April 7, 2004.
Dix reported to Fort Lewis on June 26, 2005. He was assigned to the 14th Engineer Bn., and had previously deployed with the battalion to Iraq from November 2005 through October 2006.
He was posthumously promoted to his current rank of Specialist, from his previously held rank of Private First Class.