Fort Carson soldier dies while on deployment in Cuba

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FORT CARSON, Colo. — A soldier stationed at Fort Carson has died while on deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

According to the Department of Defense, chief warrant officer Jose Eduardo Lopez-Cobena died in a noncombat alleged drowning incident while deployed in support of detainee operations.

He was serving in a 12-month temporary change of station assignment.

“It is always hard to lose a part of our military family,” a Department of Defense spokesman said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lopez-Cobena’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

Lopez-Cobena is originally from New York and entered the Army in 1997.

He was previously deployed to Iraq, serving two tours during his almost 20 years in the Army.

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