Two soldiers die in separate noncombat-related incidents supporting Operation Inherent Resolve
WASHINGTON — Two soldiers died this week following separate noncombat-related incidents supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
First Sgt. Casey J. Hart with the Louisiana Army National Guard died Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as a result of a noncombat-related incident May 9 at the al-Tanf garrison in Syria, which is about 155 miles east of Damascus, according to a Defense Department statement.
The Baton Rouge, La., native was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, according to the statement. The incident that led to his death remains under investigation.
Also Thursday, an unnamed soldier assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force of Operation Inherent Resolve died from a noncombat-related incident the same day at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, U.S. Central Command announced in an emailed statement.
The military is withholding the soldier’s name until next-of-kin are notified, CENTCOM said. The incident is under investigation.