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101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

101st Airborne soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

November 13th, 2017

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident.
The Department of Defense said in a news release Sunday that 35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji. Smith was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell. He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, a combined joint task force focused on combating the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
The incident is under investigation. Further details haven’t been released.
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