DOVER, DE ( WKBW ) Army Sgt. William R. Wilson III, 27, of Getzville, was killed in Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan security force, Wilson's father said Tuesday.
The dignified transfer of Army Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson took place as a U.S. Army carry team transferred the remains of Army Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III, of Getzville, N.Y., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 28, 2012. Wilson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Wilson was in Paktika Province in the eastern part of the country.
Billy, as his family calls him, was training Afghan soldiers and police who will take over the country's security when U.S. completely withdraw from the country by 2014.
An update on funeral services is expected shortly.
Wilson enlisted in the Army in 2005. He graduated from Williamsville High School in 2003. Wilson was recently home visiting family in Western New York and had just returned to the battle zone before his death.