Officials are investigating after the death of a 21-year-old soldier at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Spc. Branden Tyme Kimball, from Central Point, Oregon, died Wednesday at the U.S. hub in northeastern Afghanistan. His death was described as "non-combat related."
Kimball, an aircraft structural repairer, had been assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, out of Fort Drum, New York.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of SPC Branden Kimball during this very difficult time. The loss of any Mountain Soldier has a lasting impact on every member of the team," Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, 10th Mountain Division spokesperson, said in a statement provided to Military.com. "He will be missed from our formations."
To date, seven American service members have died in Afghanistan in 2020. Most recently, two Special Forces soldiers were killed in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, and six more U.S. troops wounded on Feb. 8, when a man dressed in an Afghan soldier's uniform opened fire on U.S. and Afghan troops with a machine gun.
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