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Utah Native Dies in Iraq

Utah Native Dies in Iraq

Posted - Jul. 23, 2003 at 8:10 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Pentagon has reported that a Utah native, Sgt. Mason Douglas Whetstone, 30, died July 17 in Baghdad from non-combat injuries.

The incident is under investigation.

Whetstone, who was born at Hill Air Force Base, was assigned to the 3d Battalion, 58th Aviation (Forward), Hanau, Germany.

He served in the Army from 1990 to 1994 and re-enlisted in August 1999.

Whetstone graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage in 1990 and his mother lives in Anchorage.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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