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KIA March 27, 2009
Baghdad, Iraq
US Army Staff Sgt Raphael A. Futrell, 26.
Explosive Detector Dog Handler
13th Military Police Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion,
8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

Information courtesy of Army News
SSgt Raphael Futrell

US Army Staff Sgt Raphael A. Futrell, 

It is with great sadness that we report the following release from the Department of Defense

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (March 27, 2009) -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Schofield Barracks Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt Raphael A. Futrell, 26, of Anderson, S.C., died Wednesday in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Staff Sgt Futrell was assigned to the 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. He was serving as an Explosive Detector Dog Handler.

SSG Raphael Futrell was supported by VDHA Old Dawgs & Pups sponsor Doug McCoy, MWD Handler, Wolf X548, 1970-71.

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