The Fort Campbell soldier who died after being washed away in a local creek was identified yesterday as Specialist Dhaifal Ali.
The 34-year-old Texan was assigned to the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, which falls under the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade.
According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the soldier was off-duty with two comrades from his unit when he fell into the storm-swollen creek on Friday, with the Montgomery County Rescue Squad arriving shortly after he was reported in the water.
County rescue crews attempted to find Ali but were ultimately called off with the approach of major storms late Friday night. A five-day search ensued after the storms, resulting his body being found Tuesday- roughly 500 meters from where he fell in.
Ali joined the Army in March 2013, graduating from BCT and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He arrived at Fort Campbell in February of this year.
The incident is currently under investigation.
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