New Mexico National guardsman dies while serving in Africa

New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A member of the New Mexico National Guard died while serving overseas. The Department of Defense announced on Friday the death of 26-year-old PFC Walter Lewark of Mountainair.

He was part of a group of guardsmen that deployed to Africa about 30 days ago to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The DOD says Lewark died on Thursday from a non-combat related incident and it is now under investigation.

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