A 21-year-old soldier from Ware, Massachusetts has died in Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Brian Odiorne died in what the Defense Department calls a “non-combat related incident” in Al Anbar Province on Monday. Odiorne was a 2014 graduate of Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, where he was a machine shop student and played on the football team.
“He was just an overall wonderful student, an excellent machine shop student, and was an asset to Pathfinder,” said Principal Mary Jane Rickson.
In the Army, Odiorne was a private first class, assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. The Department of Defense said his death is under investigation.