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IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOD Identifies Army Casualty
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Release No: NR-432-17
Dec. 22, 2017

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, 20, of Turlock, Calif., died Dec. 20 at Al Asad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. Chaves was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

For more information regarding Chaves, media may contact 1st Armored Division Public Affairs, at 915-744-8403 or 919-594-3391.