Soldier from Seattle dies in Iraq in non-combat incident

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Department of Defense says a soldier from Seattle has died in Iraq in a non-combat related incident. The Army says 1st Lt. David A. Bauders died Friday on Al Asad Air Base

Bauders was assigned to the Washington State National Guard’s 176th Engineer Company of Snohomish, Wash.

Capt. Joseph Siemandel of the Washington National Guard says 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. The 25-year-old’s civilian job was as a trooper with the Washington State Patrol. He was sworn in as a trooper in March 2014 and patrolled North Seattle and King County

He was single and did not have any children.

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