Soldier killed in non-combat incident in Afghanistan

Rest in peace, soldier

A soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday in a non-combat related incident, according to the Pentagon. 

1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, died on Sunday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, per a Pentagon press release. The non-combat incident is currently being investigated.

Allbaugh was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2018 with a degree in psychology; he commissioned shortly after graduating, according to a press release from Fort Bliss. 

“The loss of 1st Lt. Joseph Allbaugh is devastating for everyone,” Col. Charles Matallana, 108th ADA Brigade commander, said in the release. “On behalf of the 108th ADA Brigade, I want to extend our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. 

“We are with them during this incredibly painful time.” 

Allbaugh's awards include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and more. 

This is a breaking story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available

Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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