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Washington National Guard soldier's death in Iraq under investigation

David A. Bauders, a Washingon State Trooper, was killed while in Iraq with the National Guard.
David A. Bauders, a Washingon State Trooper, was killed while in Iraq with the National Guard.

A National Guard soldier from Seattle has died in Iraq. The Department of Defense says the officer's death was not combat related.

The Army says 1st Lt. David A. Bauders died Friday on Iraq's Al Asad Airbase.  He’d been deployed since April to Iraq and Kuwait with the 176th Engineer Company of Snohomish.

Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, adjutant general of the Washington National Guard, offered condolences to Bauders family and loved ones, calling him a selfless soldier.

Bauders was also a Washington State Patrol Trooper.

His death is still being investigated.

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