Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre killed in Iraq

May 31, 2010 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Defense Department says a Fort Benning soldier from Colorado Springs has died in Iraq of injuries from a noncombat incident.

Military officials said that 21-year-old Spc. Jonathon M. Sylvestre died Nov. 2, 2009, in Kut, Iraq. Details of his injuries weren’t released.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning.

The circumstances of his death are under investigation.

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