Another US Soldier Died In ‘Non-Combat Related Incident’ In Iraq

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Another US Soldier Died In 'Non-Combat Related Incident' In Iraq

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A US soldier died from wounds sustained during an operation in Iraq on Saturday, the US Department of Defense has reported.

35-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith of Arlington Texas was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

According to an official version, Smith died at Camp Taji due to injuries sustained from “a non-combat related incident“. The situation is under investigation.

Camp Taji is located 14km north of Baghdad, far away from a frontline with ISIS.

“On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a fallen American Soldier in service to our country. Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel SFC Cribben embodies the American spirit, and his dedication to selfless service on behalf of our nation will not be forgotten,” Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command, said in a statement.

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  • Barba_Papa

    It could even be true. Accidents are the biggest cause of death, even in times of war.

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      True, and with the high drug use of both prescription and illegal drugs, many US solders die also of alcohol and cancer from drinking to many monster drinks.

  • SCan

    Just one more dead war criminal.
    I would like them to be numbered in the thousands and tens of thousands

  • as

    Call for autopsy dear family members. If the military involved him in something else unrelated to what’s he’s posted as officially you have the right to be outraged and sue some 5-9 M green papers.