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Soldier dies after helicopter crash in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army MH-60 Black Hawk, assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
October 29, 2017

The Department of Defense announced Sunday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash.

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Jacob Sims (Twitter)

He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

The incident is under investigation.

This is a Defense Department press release.