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The family of a Fort Campbell soldier who died Saturday in Iraq had just celebrated his wedding to another soldier earlier this month in Alabama.
The Defense Department said Monday that 25-year-old Staff Sgt.
Jonathan W. Dean of Henagar, Ala., died Dec. 20 of injuries
suffered in a noncombat related incident in Tikrit, Iraq.
Pam Dean, his stepmother, said Tuesday that the family had just
dropped him off at the airport to return to Iraq on Dec. 14 and he
had only been in Iraq three days before his death.
Dean and his wife, Staff Sgt. Anne M. Dore, were married on Dec.
6 in Alabama. His wife was also deployed, but has returned for the
He was assigned to the 561st Military Police Company, 716th
Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st
Airborne Division. The military says the circumstances surrounding
his death are under investigation.