Soldier from Bowie, Maryland, dies in Kuwait

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Pentagon says a soldier from Bowie has died in Kuwait.

The Department of Defense said in a news release that 23-year-old Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr. died Thursday in a non-combat related incident.

Murray was assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. He was a fire support specialist who joined the Army in January 2015.

A spokesman at Fort Bliss said by phone that Murray's unit was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which works against the Islamic State group.

Brigade commander Col. Robert Magee said in a statement that Murray was an outstanding soldier.

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