Private Paige Briles Found Dead at On-Post Residence on Fort Hood in Texas, Incident Under Investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Division (2016)

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Pvt. Paige Briles, US Army

Army Private Paige Briles, 21, was found unresponsive at her on post residence at Fort Hood in Texas on Christmas eve, December 24, 2016. Private Briles is from Kaplin, Louisiana and joined the Army in February 2015. She was assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center since November 2016. The incident is under investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

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Devon Faulkner, US Navy, Died of a Non Combat-Related Injury While Underway on the USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea (2016)

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Devon Faulkner, US Navy

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Devon Faulkner, US Navy, died of a non combat related injury while underway on September 20, 2016. Devon Faulkner was supporting Operation Odyssey Lightning on behalf of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) forward deployed in the central Mediterranean Sea. According to the Department of Defense, the incident is under investigation.

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Camp Casey Army Sgt. Jacqueline Anderson Found Dead by Husband in Seoul, South Korea Apartment, Cause of Death is Under Investigation by Criminal Investigation Division (2016)

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Sgt. Jacqueline Anderson, US Army

Army Sgt. Jacqueline Anderson, 26, was found dead in her apartment in Seoul, South Korea on July 31, 2016. Sgt. Anderson’s husband, Sgt. Carl Anderson, found her unresponsive and asked neighbors to contact the police but she was dead upon their arrival. Sgt. Anderson was from Leesville, Louisiana and she joined the Army in January 2011. She was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade at Camp Casey, South Korea. She was stationed in Dongducheon with her husband who is also with the 210th Field Artillery Brigade. Jacqueline’s cause of death is under investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

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Fort Bragg Military Police Officer Darrell Robinson Found Dead on Army Base, Cause of Death Unknown, Under Investigation (2014)

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Darrell Robinson, US Army

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Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC, Died of a Non Combat Death in Afghanistan, Cause of Death Under Investigation (2012)

Honoring Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC (2012)

Sgt Camella Steedley, USMC

Sgt. Camella Steedley, US Marine Corps, died of a non combat death in Helmand province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2012. Sgt. Steedley was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom on behalf of the Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Pendleton, California. According to the Department of Defense, the cause of death is under investigation. She is survived by her husband, also in the USMC, and four children.

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Army Paratrooper Sgt Matthew Rhoads Found Dead in Residence at Fort Bragg, Cause of Death Unknown (2008)

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Sgt. Matthew Rhoads, US Army

Army paratrooper Sgt. Matthew Rhoads, 29, was found dead March 2, 2008 in his residence at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Investigators do not suspect foul play but indicated an autopsy was conducted and his death was under investigation. Rhoads was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division in October 2004 and became a small-arms master gunner assigned to the division’s First Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Third Brigade Combat Team.

“Sgt. Rhoads, 29, of Kensington, survived seven months of combat in Iraq but was found dead Sunday at his residence near Fort Bragg, N.C.” -Philly.com

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Spc Keisha Morgan, US Army (2006)

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Spc Keisha M. Morgan, US Army, Feb 2008

Non-combat death in Iraq; Army investigators ruled her death a suicide brought on by an overdose of her military-dispensed prescription antidepressants; Family believes Keisha may have been raped and murdered.

“But Keisha had confided in her mother about a night when she was certain a fellow soldier had slipped something in her drink at a local bar. When she awoke the following morning–failing to remember how she left the bar and returned to barracks–the soldier was in her room. This same man was on base at the time of Keisha’s death, says her mother, recalling her daughter’s concern about this. A week later, a roommate found Keisha lying on the floor and couldn’t tell if she was sleeping. Keisha erupted in seizures and the roommate ran for help. Medics could not stabilize her and she passed away.” ~WeNews

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Sgt Tracy Birkman, US Army, Died of Non Combat Related Injuries in Owesat, Iraq (2008)

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Sgt Tracy Birkman, US Army

Sgt Tracy Renee Birkman, US Army, died from non combat related injuries in Owesat, Iraq on January 25, 2008. Sgt. Birkman was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on behalf of the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. According to the Department of Defense, the incident is under investigation. Sgt. Birkman’s cause of non combat death is unknown.

Birkman’s father, Jerald Griffith, a Vietnam War veteran, said he was angry with military officials for releasing information about his daughter’s death and with the news media for its portrayal of soldiers such as himself. “I didn’t want it released. I am so [furious] about all this I can just scream,” said Griffith, also of New Castle. “I hate the media with just an unmitigated passion. You . . . lied about me when I was in Vietnam.” He said his daughter was on her third deployment.” She’s over there in a war we shouldn’t even be involved in, on her third tour,” Griffith said. –The Washington Post

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Sandra Grant, 23, US Navy, Died of Natural Causes While Aboard the USS Eisenhower in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2006)

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Seaman Sandra Grant, US Navy

Navy Seaman Sandra Grant, 23, died of a natural causes (cardiac arrest) while aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea on December 31, 2006. Seaman Grant was a Damage Control Fireman supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Naval officials reported the death was under investigation but preliminary findings pointed to natural causes. Sandra was a sailor, a family member, a friend, a wife, and the mother of a baby boy. She was also one of three sailors announced in the Department of Defense press release that died of ‘natural causes’ or an ‘accident’ in a hostile fire zone in support of OIF.  Lt. Cmdr. Jane Lanham, 43, died from natural causes on September 19, 2006 in Bahrain. Petty Officer 3rd Class Roger Napper, 20, died of trauma from a single motor vehicle accident on October 7, 2006 in Bahrain.

[Sandra’s] father said the news came as a total shock because she was always healthy and didn’t have any prior medical condition. –The-Dispatch.com

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