Region 8 soldier dies while fighting in Afghanistan

MALDEN, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 soldier has died from the wounds he sustained while fighting in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Robert K. Charlton, 22, of Malden, Mo., died Oct. 27 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.

He died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident Oct. 23 in Wardak, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The circumstances surrounding the non-combat related incident are under investigation.

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