DoD identifies soldier killed in non-combat incident in Afghanistan


DoD identifies soldier killed in non-combat incident in Afghanistan

The Defense Department has identified a soldier who died in a non-combat incident at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on Tuesday.

1st Lt. Trevarius Ravon Bowman, 25, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, was assigned to Company B, 198th Signal Battalion, 261st Signal Brigade, the Pentagon said in a press release. 

Bowman's unit was attached to the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, South Carolina National Guard.

The incident is currently under investigation. No other details were available other than that the Bowman was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 

“It is with heavy hearts and deepest condolences that we announce the passing of 1LT Trevarius Bowman,” wrote Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for the South Carolina Army National Guard, in a tweet on Thursday. “This is never an outcome we as Soldiers, leaders, and Family members wish to experience.”

“Please keep the service members in his unit in your thoughts and prayers, as well as his Family, as they work through this difficult time,” he added.

Bowman's current awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, a spokesperson for the South Carolina National Guard told Task & Purpose in an email.

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