U.S. soldier killed in helicopter crash identified

Crash happened in Logar Province, Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense announced Sunday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

Six other U.S. crew members were injured in the crash. According to reports the crash happened in the Logar province just south of Kabul. Officials said Saturday the crash was not the result of enemy action and that all personnel have been accounted for.

The incident is under investigation.

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