The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died Sunday in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class. Elliott J. Robbins, 31, from Ogden, Utah, died from a noncombat incident, which is under investigation, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.
Robbins was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colo.
The cause of death was not released and an investigation is ongoing, Pentagon officials said.
“A skilled soldier with three combat deployments, Robbins will always be remembered,” said Col. Lawrence G. Ferguson, 10th Group commander, in a statement.
“We mourn the tragic passing of Sgt. 1st Class Elliott Robbins. The 10th Special Forces Group has paid a heavy toll in recent days. While we mourn, we will support Sgt. 1st Class Robbins’ Family and honor his service,” Ferguson added.
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