Hawaii Soldier Dies in Iraq

(KHNL) -- A  Hawaii soldier died of a non-combat related illness in Iraq on Christmas Eve.

The Department of Defense says 44-year-old Sgt. Reno S. Lacerna of Waipahu, Hawaii, died Dec. 31 in Al Qayyarah, Iraq.

Lacerna was assigned to the 87th Corps Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

The incident is under investigation.