Adviser from Fort Riley Dies in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ An Air Force sergeant serving as an adviser in Afghanistan has died there in a non-combat incident.

Master Sergeant Patrick Magnani, 38, had been assigned to the Army's 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and had arrived at Fort Riley in May 2007. The military announced his death Wednesday.

Fort Riley trains transition teams to advise military officers and civilian officials in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Magnani is the second adviser trained at Fort Riley to die in Afghanistan. He is also the 132nd soldier to die there or in Iraq.

The military didn't provide more details about Magnani's death. It said only that the incident occurred September 4 near Bagram.

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