Deployed Fort Wainwright Soldier dies in Iraq in non-combat incident, investigation ongoing

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish, 23, of Billings, Montana, died Oct. 27, 2019, of a non-combat related incident at Camp Taji, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.

According to the Associated Press Irish was a small arms and artillery repairer assigned to 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Irish joined the Army in 2015 and previously served in Kuwait. His awards included two Army Commendation Medals and a National Defense Service Medal.

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