Fort Campbell Soldier Dies In Non-Combat Crash

Posted at 7:53 PM, Sep 11, 2016

Officials with the Department of Defense confirmed a Fort Campbell soldier has died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Those with the department said 25-year-old First Lieutenant Jeffrey D. Cooper, of Washington, died Saturday in Kuwait.

Lt. Cooper passed away from a non-combat related incident. Authorities said he was killed in a crash involving a vehicle rollover while traveling from Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to Ali Al Salem Airfield.

Cooper, an infantry officer, had been assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Reports stated Cooper joined the Army in June 2013. He first arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2015.

Among his awards and decorations were the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

According to reports, the cause of the crash remained under investigation.