Running Springs soldier Daniel Carlson dies in 1st Afghanistan deployment

RUNNING SPRINGS, Calif.

Army Specialist Daniel Carlson of Running Springs was killed Friday in Kandahar province. According to the Department of Defense, it was a non-combat death and the cause is under investigation.

The 21-year-old leaves behind a wife.

Carlson repaired Chinook helicopters and was based at Wheeler Army Airfield. This was his first deployment.

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