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Published October 13, 2009, 09:11 PM

Minnesota Soldier who Died in Noncombat Incident Was Shot

MINNEAPOLIS. (AP) — Military officials say a Minnesota National Guard soldier who died in a noncombat incident in Iraq last week suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

MINNEAPOLIS. (AP) — Military officials say a Minnesota National Guard soldier who died in a noncombat incident in Iraq last week suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Maj. Tad Hervas, 48, of Coon Rapids, was with the 34th Infantry Division, known as the Red Bulls.

In a statement Tuesday, the Guard provided few other details on the circumstances of Hervas' death.

It says the Army is still investigating. It says the investigation "will include forensics, weapons testing, and an analysis of circumstances prior to his death." And it says investigators will "determine a conclusion after all factors have been considered."

Capt. Paul Rickert, a spokesman for the 34th Infantry Division, says he has no further information, citing the ongoing investigation.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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