Soldier With Ties To Nevada Dies In Iraq

The Department of Defense says a soldier with ties to Nevada has died in Iraq.

Capt. Thomas J. Casey, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Jan. 3 in As Sadiya, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents with small arms fire, the military said.

Casey's wife, Leslie Anne Casey, and their two children, ages 3 and 1, live in Reno.

Casey was assigned to the military transition team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

A military intelligence officer, Casey was performing duties in Iraq as an embedded trainer.

He was part of a team responsible for training Iraqi Police and Iraqi Military Forces, the defense department said.