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Deployed Washington National Guard soldier dies in Iraq

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    Deployed Washington National Guard soldier dies in Iraq
    Published May 08, 2016
    Associated Press
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    A Washington National Guard soldier, who was a state trooper in his civilian life, has died in Iraq in a noncombat related incident, the Defense Department said Sunday.

    First Lt. David A. Bauders, 25, died Friday on Al Asad Air Base. He was assigned to the Washington State National Guard's 176th Engineer Company of Snohomish, Wash, the Defense Department said.

    Capt. Joseph Siemandel of the Washington National Guard said the 176th Engineer Company constructed buildings and other structures. They had been deployed in Kuwait and Iraq since April.

    Siemandel says the cause of Bauders' death is still being investigated.

    Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, adjutant general of Washington National Guard, noted that Bauders devoted his time to better both the state and the nation.

    "That is how we will remember him — a selfless soldier willing to put others first," Daugherty said in a statement.

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