A Joint-Base Lewis McChord soldier died in Afghanistan this week.

The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr. died Tuesday. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

Battle, a North Carolina native, had served two tours in Iraq before his Afghanistan deployment. He arrived at JBLM seven years ago.

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