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Soldier Dies Of Illness In Afghanistan

Army Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43, died March 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness, according to the Department of Defense.

The Pentagon has not specifically named the illness that killed Reagan.

Reagan was from Summerville, South Carolina. He was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.


Colonel Allan Pepin, Commander, Task Force Falcon, wrote on the 3rd Combat Aviation Facebook page that Reagan was about to retire from the service and attend law school:

"While deployed, he led from the front by enhancing our capabilities. He will join our recent Heroes in peace, and we will stand tall through this hardship and honor our seven fallen warriors by continuing the mission, as they would demand."