A decorated Army Special Forces medical sergeant died in Afghanistan on Sunday. He is the second member of the 10th Special Forces Group to die there in less than a week, the Army announced on Monday.
Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, from Ogden, Utah, dies on Sunday due to non-combat injuries. The 31-year-old was assigned to the same unit as Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, one of the two soldiers killed last week in a firefight in Uruzgan Province.
“The 10th Special Forces Group has paid a heavy toll in recent days,” said its commander, Col. Lawrence G. Ferguson. “While we mourn, we will support Sgt. 1st Class Robbins’ Family and honor his service.”
The Army didn’t release any further information on the circumstances of Robbins’ death. The Department of Defense said the incident that caused Robbins’ death is “under investigation.”