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Local Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Chief Warrant Officer Deric Rasmussen, 33, died in a non-combat incident, defense officials say

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    Chief Warrant Officer Deric Michael Rasmussen

    An Army solider from San Diego County has died in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

    Chief Warrant Officer Deric M. Rasmussen, 33, of Oceanside died Sunday in a non-combat-related incident, according to the DoD. Defense officials did not give more details into Rasmussen’s death.

    Rasmussen was deployed to Mazar E Sharif in northern Afghanistan.

    The Oceanside man was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and was a member of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.

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