FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – A 21-year-old soldier was found unresponsive Wednesday in his barracks on Fort Bragg, officials confirmed.
Private 1st Class David Winchester of Adamsville, Alabama was later pronounced dead after being found. His death is under investigation by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
“Private 1st Class David ‘Shiver’ Winchester Jr. was the embodiment of what every commander hopes for in a Soldier; an enthusiastic, high-performing member of our medical maintenance team, and he touched many lives through his sophisticated work and personal drive to make a positive impact on all around him,” said Lt. Col. Aric Bowman, commander of the 261st MMB. “Our entire team shares in this loss with his family, and we actively pray for peace and comfort for all that knew this wonderful young man.”
Winchester had been with the Army since 2015 and on post at Fort Bragg since June.
Winchester’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, and the Army Service Ribbon.
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