FORT BRAGG, N.C. (CBSMiami/AP) – A soldier from Florida, based in Fort Bragg, has died in Afghanistan.READ MORE: More Americans Traveling As Vaccination Rates Increase, Pandemic Restrictions Ease
Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz of Melbourne, the Pentagon said late Monday, died May 24 in a noncombat incident.
Ruiz, 37, was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.
Maj. Allison Aguilar said Ruiz was found dead on the base where he was stationed in Bagram.READ MORE: UHealth Pediatric Mobile Unit Provides COVID Vaccinations To Kids In Underserved Communities
Aguilar said the death is still being investigated.
Ruiz had joined the Army in 2003 as a cook.
He had deployed three times as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He had been assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group as a noncommissioned officer in charge of the forward dining facility in Afghanistan.MORE NEWS: 'Zoom Fatigue': Spending Hours On Video Calls For Work Leading Many Into Virtual Funk
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