Spc. Michael T. Osorio (U.S. Army photo)

A third U.S. service member within a week has died in a non-combat related incident, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.

Army Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, died on April 23 in Taji, Iraq, a Defense Department release says.

No information was immediately available on how Osorio died. The incident is under investigation.

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A U.S. Air Force carry team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, of Richmond, New Hamphire, April 21, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Miller was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Dover AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

A Dover-based airman deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar died on April 19 in a non-combat related incident, defense officials announced on Monday.

Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, 24, was supporting U.S. operations in Afghanistan while assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the time of his death, according to the Pentagon.

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Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley (U.S. Army photo)

The Army's legendary 101st Airborne Division is mourning the loss of a young soldier killed in a non-combat related incident in Iraq.

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died on April 20 in Ninawa province while supporting the U.S.-led mission against ISIS, the Defense Department announced. The incident is under investigation.

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A Marine Raider who died of his injures after the lightweight dune buggy he was driving rolled over has been identified as Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, officials announced on Tuesday.

Braica, 29, was a critical skills operator assigned to the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, a news release from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command says.

"Our thoughts are with the family and teammates of Staff Sgt. Braica during this difficult time," Tuesday's news release says. "MARSOC is providing care and support to them and we urge respect for their privacy as they grieve this loss."

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(U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)

A member of Marine Corps Special Operations Command died after being involved in a tactical vehicle accident during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton, California on April 13.

According to a statement from MARSOC, the unnamed Raider suffered "critical injuries" that required helicopter evacuation.

"He did not survive his injuries and passed away the night of April 14," the statement said.

Two other Raiders received minor injuries. According to Marine Corps Times, the vehicle involved was a Polaris MRZR, a lightweight dune buggy that can carry up to four personnel and up to 1,000 pounds of gear.

An investigation into the incident is underway. Per DoD policy, the Marine's name is being withheld from disclosure until next of kin is notified.

The Pentagon has identified three Marines killed in Afghanistan on Monday as Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania; and Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware.

They were assigned to 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device near Bagram Airfield.

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