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Jamaican Born Soldier’s Death Under Investigation

Published on Nov 19 2017, at 10:16 pm

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Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown died in Kuwait on Nov. 14, 2017. (DOD image)

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Nov. 20, 2017: The cause of death of a Jamaican born US soldier remains under investigation, six days after he died in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, the US Department of Defense says.

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14th in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident, the DOD said. He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York when he died.

“We express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sergeant 1st Class Hughton Oneil Brown,” Army Reserve Command said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn the loss of a loved one. We’ve lost a valuable member of our team and he will be sorely missed.”

Brown’s family has, however, told media in Jamaica that the military told them Sgt. Brown collapsed and died during a two-mile jog with colleagues.

 

 


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