The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Boniface, 34, of San Luis Obispo, California, died March 19, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

Boniface was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Eglin Air Force Base.

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