Dennis E. Kancler, Local Marine, Died in a Non-Combat Related Incident

The military says the incident is still under investigation.

, 26, died Sunday in Afghanistan in a non-combat related incident, according to a press release from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. 

Kancler, from Brecksville, was the son of .  

The incident is still under investigation, and the release notes that no other details will be shared until it is completed. Two other Marines, Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin, 29, of Moscow, Pa., and Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle, 29, of Dallastown, Pa, also died in the incident. Another Marine and a soldier, whose names were not released, were injured. 

All three Marines were stationed with 2d Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command and were supporting combat in Herat province, Afghanistan, at the time of the incident, according to the release.

A representative from said they will be handling the arrangements.


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