May 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier from California died from a non-combat-related incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Staff Sgt. Conrad Robinson, of Los Angeles, died Thursday at Camp Bondsteel. The cause of his death was not released.
Robinson was part of the 155th Medical Detachment, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C. He was deployed to Kosovo as part of Operation Joint Guardian, a NATO-led operation seeking to build a secure environment within the disputed territory.
"We're extremely saddened by the death of Staff Sgt. Conrad Robinson," Lt. Col. Kevin Kelly, commander of the 261st Medical Battalion said in a statement emailed to UPI. "Staff Sgt. Robinson was known around the battalion for his infectious smile, humor and kind heart. He was the definition of selfless service and took the time every day to listen and mentor Soldiers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."
The Army is investigating the incident.