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Fort Carson soldier dead after non-combat incident in Afghanistan

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 12:28:51-04

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday that a Fort Carson soldier died in a “non-combat related incident” in Afghanistan Sunday.

The DOD said Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins died while serving in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. No other details about his death have been released, but military officials say it is under investigation. Robbins was 31 years old. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and he was from Ogden, Utah.

That’s the same group Fort Carson soldier 32-year-old Micheal B. Riley served with. Riley was one of two soldiers killed by small arms fire last Tuesday. In March, Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay was killed by enemy fire in Kunduz province in Afghanistan. He also served with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).