Spartanburg soldier dies in Afghanistan following non-combat-related incident, DOD says

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Department of Defense announced Thursday a solder from Spartanburg died in Afghanistan.

Officials said 1st Lt. Trevarius Ravon Bowman, 25, from Spartanburg, died Tuesday from a non-combat-related incident at the Bagram Air Force Base.

Bowman was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to Company B, 198th Signal Battalion, 261st Signal Brigade out of Newberry, officials said. The unit is attached to the 228th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade of the South Carolina National Guard.

He received the following awards during his time in the military:

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal

β€œIt is with heavy hearts and deepest condolences that we announce the passing of 1LT Trevarius Bowman. This is never an outcome we as Soldiers, leaders, and Family members wish to experience,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina. β€œPlease keep the service members in his unit in your thoughts and prayers, as well as his Family as they work through this difficult time.”

Officials will continue to investigate, according to the Department of Defense.

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