Soldier from Avondale dies in Afghanistan

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Died in non-combat related incident

AVONDALE -- The Department of Defense announced that an Avondale soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom died Sunday in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Adam J. Hardt, 19, died at Forward Operating Base Airborne in Wardak Province of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.

Hardt was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.