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Pentagon names soldier killed in Iraq helicopter crash

A UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter flies to Forward Operating Base Torkham, March 28, 2012, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army/Flickr)
August 24, 2018

The Defense Department this week announced the death of a soldier who was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Washington, was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and died Aug. 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries after his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq.

Task & Purpose reported that he was on his ninth deployment.

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The incident is being investigated.

Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.