EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) - The family of a soldier from eastern Ohio says he died in Iraq when the Humvee he was riding in overturned in a ravine in Baghdad.
The parents of 21-year-old Private First Class Tyler Butler were told by Army officials that he died Thursday.
The military police officer was deployed to Iraq on June 26th and was to return on leave tomorrow to meet his newborn son, Austin.
Butler's wife, Ashley, lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and the baby was born January 23rd.
Laura Butler says her son was a dedicated soldier and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.