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Death of California infantry Soldier under investigation

Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley
Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley
Military photo, released

Army Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka, California, died Aug. 22, 2014, in Gardez, Afghanistan, as the result of a non-combat related incident currently under investigation by the military.

The Department of Defense said there is no additional information regarding the incident. It is not known if other Soldiers were injured in the incident.

Sgt. Mulalley enlisted in the Army following high school graduation in 2006. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

His previous deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2007 to December 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2009 to June 2010. His latest deployment to Afghanistan began June 2014.

Lost Coast Outpost, an online publication in Northern California lists Sgt. Mulalley’s awards and decorations to include three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert with Rifle.

The family has not released information regarding services for their Soldier. Sgt. Mulalley leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Additional information on this Soldier is available to media sources by contacting the III Corps public affairs office at 254-287-9993/0106 or after duty hours at 254-449-4023/5298.