DoD identifies soldier killed in non-combat incident in Iraq

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U.S. Army Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard's Honor Guard fold the flag during a six-Soldier funeral detail rehearsal at the parade field at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 25, 2018. This is an honor reserved for service members who die on active duty.

U.S. Army Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard's Honor Guard fold the flag during a six-Soldier funeral detail rehearsal at the parade field at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 25, 2018. This is an honor reserved for service members who die on active duty.

The U.S. military has identified a soldier who died in a non-combat incident in Iraq as Army Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty.

Hilty, 44, died on Monday in Erbil, defense officials have announced. No information about the circumstances surrounding his death were immediately available. His death is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as it becomes available.