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Death of S.C. Soldier under investigation

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The Department of Defense announced this afternoon, April 2, that a South Carolina Soldier has died of a non-combat related incident.

Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, of West Columbia, S.C., died April 1, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The incident is under investigation.

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

His death brings to 2,177, the number of warriors who have lost their life supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

West Columbia, S.C., is located on the western shore of the Lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers.

Capt. Chaffin’s next-of-kin have been notified, however, there has been no announcement regarding services for their Soldier.

More information, including previous deployments, commendations, and marital status, is available to media sources by contacting the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office during duty hours at 910-432-0661 or after duty hours at 910-813-3891. (North Carolina)

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Please email me at susyraybon@bellsouth.net if you find errors with content information or spelling. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the troops.

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