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National City Soldier Dies In Noncombat Incident In Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin is shown in this undated photo.

Credit: U.S. Department of Defense

Above: Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin is shown in this undated photo.

A 32-year-old National City native died in a noncombat-related incident Tuesday while deployed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Diobanjo S. Sanagustin died at Bagram Air Field from a noncombat related injury while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel, according to a Defense Department statement.

An investigation was underway, according to the DoD, which provided no other details on the soldier's death.

Sanagustin was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, of the 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Carson, Colorado.

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