This afternoon, the Pentagon announced the death of 1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29, of Helena, Ala., who died at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Fort Bliss, Texas, from a non-combat-related illness.
1st Lt. Santos died Aug. 18, 2013, from an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed on March 24, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
According to ABC News 13, he had been receiving treatments for the disease at The Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore before he returned to Fort Bliss.
Santos was an Apache helicopter pilot and was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Karina, and two daughters.
Services for 1st Lt. Santos will be held September 28 at Fort Bliss.
More details are available here.
Additional information is available to media sources, including previous deployments and commendations, by contacting the Fort Bliss public affairs office at 915-472-0287.
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