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A 32-year-old National City native died in a non- combat-related incident Tuesday while deployed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin died at Bagram Air Field from a non- combat related injury while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a Defense Department statement.

An investigation was underway, according to the DoD, which provided no other details on the soldier’s death.

Sanagustin was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, of the 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado.

–City News Service

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