A 21-year-old soldier from Wheat Ridge serving in the Middle East is dead but his death was NOT related to combat.
The Defense Department says 21-year-old Army Corporal Benjamin Hoeffner apparently choked while eating dinner at a dining hall in Kuwait and fell unconscious.
Medics weren't able to revive him and he was pronounced dead at a medical clinic.
Hoeffner was an Army reservist and psychological operations specialist.
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