Texas-based soldier dies in Iraq

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WASHINGTON (KWTX) The death of a Texas-based soldier in Iraq is under investigation, the Pentagon said Friday.

Spc. Avadon A. Chaves, 20, of Turlock, Calif., died Wednesday in a non-combat-related incident at Al Asad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, the Defense Department said.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bliss.