Officials look into soldier's death in Afghanistan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday April 3, 2014

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died of a non-combat related accident in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died April 1, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

A statement said the incident is under investigation.

Chaffin was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

(Copyright 2014, The Associated Press)


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