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Release No: NR-162-14
April 02, 2014

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died April 1, in
Kandahar, Afghanistan, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

For more information, media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office during duty hours at 910-432-0661 or after duty hours at 910-813-3891.

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