10th Mountain soldier has died in Iraq

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A soldier with the 10th Mountain Division has died in Iraq.

The Army has identified the soldier as 19 year old Private Christopher Castaneda, who died Thursday in Iraq in what is being described as a non combat related incident.

The South Carolina native joined the Army this past January and was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

He arrived at Ft. Drum this past May and deployed overseas in August.

Castaneda is survived by his mother and grandmother.

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