Soldier dies in Fairbanks motorcycle crash

The Associated PressAugust 13, 2013 


— The Army says a 32-year-old soldier assigned to Fort Wainwright died in a weekend motorcycle crash.

Staff Sgt. Jason Dean Calman was a veteran of two combat tours of Afghanistan and one in Iraq.

The Army says he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown Saturday at Van Horn Road and University Avenue in south Fairbanks. He was pronounced dead at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Calman joined the Army in February 2001 from Las Vegas.

The infantryman was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright. The Army says he was the motorcycle mentor for his unit.


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