A U.S. soldier supporting the Inherent Resolve coalition in Iraq died Sunday, Pentagon officials announced Wednesday morning.
Pentagon officials did not release a cause of death, but said the incident is under investigation.
The 23-year-old soldier was assigned to the 25th Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Irish originally hailed from Billings, Montana.
He joined the active-duty Army in January 2015 and served at Fort Bliss, Texas, before reporting to Fort Wainwright in November 2018, according to U.S. Army Alaska spokesman John Pennell.
Irish served as a small arms and artillery repair non-commissioned officer.
His awards included two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Irish previously deployed to Kuwait from October 2017 to July 2018.
Kyle Rempfer is an editor and reporter whose investigations have covered combat operations, criminal cases, foreign military assistance and training accidents. Before entering journalism, Kyle served in U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and deployed in 2014 to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, and Baghdad, Iraq.