The official Pentagon news release says he died "from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident." But there is much more to the story. Weichel, 29, of Providence, died saving the life of a little girl.
This is sad. It no doubt happens all the time and is rarely reported. Heroic Western soldiers sacrificing their lives to protect the locals doesn't fit the "evil mercenaries and occupiers" narrative, so I'm not surprised it gets nowhere near as much attention as US troops peeing on a dead insurgent's body.