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Raleigh soldier dies in Africa

Posted March 22, 2011 4:57 p.m. EDT
Updated March 23, 2011 8:58 a.m. EDT

— A soldier from Raleigh died last week while serving in Africa, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Master Sgt. Jamal H. Bowers, 41, died Friday at Camp Lemonier in the African nation of Djibouti, officials said. Bowers reported feeling ill on Thursday, said Mark Schulz, public affairs officer for the Army.

Schulz said that it appeared Bowers died of natural causes due to a medical condition.

He said Bowers joined the Army 10 years ago after serving in the Marines and as an instructor at the John F. Kennedy Warfare Center.

Bowers was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 4th Military Information Support Group, U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.