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U.S. military investigating death of American soldier in S. Korea

Defense 19:07 November 03, 2021

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. military said Wednesday it was looking into the death of an American soldier dispatched to South Korea on a rotational mission.

U.S. Army Sgt. Joe Haflei, 33, of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was pronounced dead on Oct. 17 at a South Korean Army base near the central city of Daejeon, the U.S. military said in a press release.

Authorities are investigating details of the soldier's death, it said, adding that foul play was not suspected.

A file photo of a U.S. military base in South Korea (Yonhap)

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