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Army probes soldier's death in Iraq

POSTED: September 20, 2007 5:04 a.m.
The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier is being investigated by the Department of Defense, according to a statement released by the department Monday.
Spc. Travis M. Virgadamo, 19, died on Aug. 30 in Taji, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. The circumstances surrounding the young soldier’s death have not been released.
Virgadamo, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
Additional information on the soldier was not available.
Based on an Aug. 31 DoD casualty report, non-hostile deaths account for 673 of the total 3,735 U.S. troop deaths since the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003.
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