The U.S. Defense Department said a soldier from Mill Creek, Washington, died from a noncombat-related injury in Kuwait.
The department said 1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper, 25, died Saturday.
The WDRB TV station in Louisville, Kentucky, said Cooper was killed in a rollover vehicle accident while traveling from Camp Buehring in Kuwait to the Ali Al Salem Airfield. The department said Cooper was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
WDRB reported that Cooper’s awards include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
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