A soldier was found dead Monday at a Fort Wainwright barracks, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Army Alaska.
Spc. Charles Michael Bodey, 20, was from Fresno, California, and joined the Army in August 2017. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment in December 2017.
The incident is under investigation and no further details will be released at this time, Pennell said.
Bodey's commanding officer, Lt. Col. Aaron Mock, said Bodey was an "essential member of Blackhawk Squadron."
"He was a dedicated, loyal, and exceptionally skilled soldier, focused on performing the mission to the highest standards," Mock said. “We are extremely saddened that he is no longer with us — he will be missed by the entire Blackhawk family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Spc. Bodey's family and friends as they deal with this loss. Our priority right now is to take care of them, and ensure that they have all the resources they need during this critical time."
Bodey's awards included the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
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