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Fort Drum soldier from Ky. dies in Afghanistan

VAN LEAR, Ky. (AP) - Military officials say the death of an eastern Kentucky soldier from a non-combat incident in Afghanistan is under investigation.

The Defense Department says 21-year-old Pfc. Joshua A. Gray of Van Lear died Monday at Bagram Airfield.

Gray was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Fort Drum said Gray was a satellite communications system operator maintainer.

Gray joined the Army in November 2012 and arrived at Fort Drum last October. He deployed to Afghanistan in January.

Survivors include his mother and father.

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