Soldier assigned to Fort Hood dies in Iraq

Sullivan family (Courtesy photo)

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan, 24, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, died Jan. 8 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. Sullivan was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

He leaves behind a wife, Rayven,  whom he had been with since they were 13-years-old, and 3-year-old daughter, Mahogany.

His aunt told his hometown local news in South Carolina that he joined the military to “make a better life for his family, fight his country.”

“It was just something he wanted to do.”

His death is under investigation.

FOX Carolina 21

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