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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Military authorities are investigating the death of a soldier from Williamsburg in a noncombat related incident in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense said Thursday that 23-year-old Spc. Paul E. Dumont Jr. died Wednesday at Kandahar Airfield. The department didn't provide details of the incident.

    Dumont was a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to the 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion at Fort Eustis. He joined the Army in August 2004 and served in Iraq from October 2005 to October 2006. He is survived by his wife and parents.

    (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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