Sgt. David V. Williams Died Saturday in Kandahar.
The Urbana High community is devastated by the death of 24 year old U.S. Army Sgt. David Williams, who died in Afghanistan last Saturday. Williams is a 2006 graduate of the school. Teacher Ida Davis says she didn't have Williams as a student, but worked with him in the school's multi-cultural club. "I'm a hands on kind of person, and Dave was the kind of person that would come up and give you a hug, and a high-five. He was a happy guy," said Davis.
The Pentagon says Williams died Saturday in Kandahar. The cause of death is under investigation.
"His senior year, we had senior projects at the time, and he did a Veterans day program, and I am also a Veteran," continued Davis. "He had Veterans come in from different branches of the Service and had them to talk about what they do. It was in conjunction with Fort Detrick. He was one of the kids, where you would say, could I clone him. He was an outstanding young man. A good student. Always willing to help others. He comes from a Military family. He told me that he might try doing something like that," said Davis.
Williams was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
He is the second serviceman from Maryland to die in Afghanistan in less than a week. Last Thursday, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick Feeks of Edgewater died in a helicopter crash near Kandahar.