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Lewis-McChord soldier killed in noncombat-related incident in Iraq

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on June 16, 2010 at 9:14 am with No Comments »
June 16, 2010 9:14 am

From News Tribune reporter Stacey Mulick:

A 29-year-old soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord has died in Iraq in a noncombat-related incident, the Department of Defense announced this morning.

Spc. Christopher W. Opat of Spencer, Iowa, died Tuesday in Baquah, Iraq. Opat had been assigned to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

No other details about the incident were immediately released.

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