A Fort Hood soldier died in Afghanistan on Friday, the Defense Department announced this morning.
Spc. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, N.C., died in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a noncombat related incident. His death is currently under investigation.
He entered active duty service in April 2010 and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He deployed with the unit in July. He also deployed to Iraq from September 2010 to August 2011.
Sipple’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.
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