Soldier Dies in Non-Combat Related Incident in Jordan

June 25, 2020Joshua Skovlund
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In support of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fire their M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, September 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of DVIDS/Spc. Kahlil Dash.

U.S. Army Specialist Nick Bravo Regules, 20, died during a non-combat related incident Tuesday in Jordan while in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Regules was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. He was deployed to Jordan supporting U.S. Central Command area of responsibility operations. The U.S. military is currently investigating the incident.

Regules joined the U.S. Army on May 31, 2017, in Tampa, Florida. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was trained as a Nodal Network Systems Operator (MOS 25N); his responsibilities were to maintain both tactical and strategic communications networks for their units.

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U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade stand in formation in preparation of the unit’s Colors Casing Ceremony at Stout Gym, prior to their deployment departure. Photo by Capt. Ryan Jernegan/U.S. Army, courtesy of DVIDS.

“After AIT, Spc. Regules arrived at Fort Bliss in March of 2018 and was assigned to A Battery, 2-43 ADA. He was promoted to Specialist on 1 February, 2020,” Major Fred Hair, a U.S. Army spokesperson, told Coffee or Die in an email.

As of Monday, there have been 97 combined U.S. military and DOD civilian deaths since OIR began; 21 of the 97 were killed in action, and 76 were non-combat related, according to the Department of Defense’s most recent casualty status report. There have been 230 U.S. military members wounded in action.

Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve began Oct. 17, 2014, to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The joint task force began after ISIS built an Islamic Caliphate, bringing terror to the Middle East with extremist Islamic views and actions.

Joshua Skovlund
Joshua Skovlund

Joshua Skovlund is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die. He covered the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France, multinational military exercises in Germany, and civil unrest during the 2020 riots in Minneapolis. Born and raised in small-town South Dakota, he grew up playing football and soccer before serving as a forward observer in the US Army. After leaving the service, he worked as a personal trainer while earning his paramedic license. After five years as in paramedicine, he transitioned to a career in multimedia journalism. Joshua is married with two children.

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