Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, 36, died Friday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a noncombat-related injury, the Defense Department announced today.

Wilbur was assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colorado.

He was deployed to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

His hometown was listed as Granite City, Illinois.

Wilbur's death is under investigation, DoD said in its announcement. The announcement did not give a cause of death.