BAMBERG, Germany − A Vilseck-based soldier died last week in a noncombat-related incident in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Sunday.

Spc. Riley S. Spaulding, 21, of Sheridan, Texas, died Wednesday in Kandahar province, a DOD press release said. No additional details were available.

Spaulding was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rose Barracks Cavalry Chapel in Vilseck, a U.S. Army Europe spokesman said.

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