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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operations Resolute Support and Freedom's Sentinel.

Spc. James A. Slape, 23, from Morehead City, North Carolina, died Oct. 4, 2018, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. The incident is under investigation.

Slape was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Washington, North Carolina.

For more information regarding Spc. James A. Slape, members of the media may contact Lt. Col. Matt Devivo, state public affairs officer, North Carolina National Guard, at 919-612-9712 or by email at matthew.r.devivo.mil@mail.mil.