Defense Department: Alaska-based soldier dies in Iraq

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — The Department of Defense says a U.S. Army soldier who was based at Fort Wainwright in Alaska has died in Iraq.

    The department said 23-year-old Sgt. Christopher Wesley Curry, of Terre Haute, Indiana, died from a non-combat-related incident Monday in Iraq.

    A news release said the matter is under investigation.

    The release said Curry was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

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