Soldier From Fort Lewis Dies Five Months After Bombing In Iraq

FORT LEWIS, Wash. (AP) — A 22-year-old soldier from Fort Lewis who was wounded in a bombing in Iraq five months ago has died.

Spc. Kevin Mowl of Pittsford, N.Y., is the fourth Stryker brigade soldier to die from the attack on Aug. 2 in Baghdad. An improvised explosive device was detonated in a storm sewer, flipping his vehicle and leaving him with broken bones and a head injury.

Harold Mowl writes on a Web site that his son died on Monday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Mowl’s feeding tube had recently broken and perforated his intestine, causing a bad infection, but his sister, Carlene Mowl, says no one at the hospital was to blame. She says her brother was getting excellent care.