BREAKING: U.S. soldier dead in Djibouti identified as Walter Lewark

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A United States soldier Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, has died in Djibouti from a non-combat related incident, the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday.

The Department of Defense said Lewark was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa.

Pfc. Walter Lewark, from Mountainair, New Mexico, died February 13, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.

Lewark was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93d Troop Command, New Mexico Army National Guard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. 

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