Body of Specialist Kyle E. Gilbert returns to Georgia

Kyle Gilbert (Courtesy: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army is mourning the loss of a Georgia soldier. 

Specialist Kyle E. Gilbert, 24, of Winder, died last week after receiving non-combat injuries.

Gilbert's body will be flown home on Tuesday to the Gwinnett County Airport. Gilbert would have been 25-years-old today.

A visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday at Flanagan"s Furneral Home In Buford. Services will be held on Friday.

Gilbert was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.

Gilbert joined the army in April 2013 according to the Department of Defense. After training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned to Fort Drum. He was deployed this past June to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

The Army decorated Gilbert with Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Gilbert is survived by his mother, father, step-mother, step-father and brother.

The Department of Defense said the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.