Soldier with Bangor regiment dies in Kuwait

Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 11:22 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 29, 2012, at 1:05 p.m.

GLENBURN, Maine — A soldier with ties to Maine has died in Kuwait in a noncombat-related incident, according to officials.

Staff Sgt. Jessica M. Wing, 42, reportedly died Aug. 27 in Kuwait City, according to news releases from the Department of Defense and Gov. Paul LePage.

Wing was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Bangor, Maine. News releases from the governor’s office and the Department of Defense stated she was from Glenburn, Maine, and Alexandria, Va., respectively.

“It brings me great sadness to learn of the death of Staff Sgt. Wing,” LePage said in a news release. “Maine has lost a great soldier and a great Mainer. Ann’s and my thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Staff Sergeant Wing during these difficult times. We are forever indebted to her for her service to her state and to her country.”

No funeral arrangements have been made at this time, according to the release.