An Army soldier from Plum City in western Wisconsin who first joined the military while still in high school has been killed in Iraq.
Debbie Diesing tells The Associated Press the family was informed that her 30-year-old son, Trevor Diesing, was killed in a roadside bomb attack. The family also learned that he had been promoted, from staff sergeant to sergeant first class.
Paul Churchill is principal of Plum City High School ... and he remembers Trevor Diesing as a competitive athlete who led by example.
He says news of the death has saddened the small community of Plum City. Diesing's parents have an address of nearby Maiden Rock.
Churchill says Diesing joined the Army Reserves as a high school senior, leaving for boot camp the day after graduation.
He says Diesing later joined as a full-time soldier and became an Army Ranger, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he lived with his wife and three children.