Southern California Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

The soldier died in a non-combat incident, defense officials say

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    An Army solider from San Diego County has died in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

    Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside died Sunday in a non-combat-related incident, according to the DOD. Defense officials did not give more details into Rasmussen’s death.

    Rasmussen was deployed to Mazar E Sharif in northern Afghanistan.

    Rasmussen was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

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