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Fort Drum soldier dies at Bagram in Afghanistan, DOD says

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 11, 2014

The non-combat death of a 21-year-old soldier at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan is under investigation, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Pfc. Joshua A. Gray of Van Lear, Ky., died Monday in a non-combat-related incident, the DOD said in a news release.

Gray was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Associated Press reports that Gray was a satellite communications system operator maintainer who joined the Army in November 2012 and deployed to Afghanistan in January.

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U.S. troops guard Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on Feb. 21, 2012
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