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Wash. National Guard soldier dead in rollover in Iraq

IRAQ. - A Washington National Guard soldier from Port Orchard is dead of injuries suffered in a non-combat-related vehicle rollover in Iraq.

The Defense Department announced 20-year-old Pfc. Samuel Stone died May 30 in Tallil, Iraq.

Stone's death came about a month before his unit was set to begin returning home. Stone was assigned to 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment, a unit of the 81st Brigade Combat Team.

It's the first death the brigade has suffered since deploying to Iraq last fall.

Lt. Col. Paul Morgan, the brigade rear detachment commander, says the accident is under investigation. He says one other soldier riding in the three-person vehicle, an M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle, was injured.

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