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Soldier death: Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, of Opelika dies of non-combat related injuries

An Opelika, Ala. resident and Army soldier died Thursday in Kuwait from injuries sustained in a non-combat related accident, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, was assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama Army National Guard, in Fort Payne, Ala., the defense department said.

The incident is under investigation.

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