Officers from the Army’s largest base have identified two men whose bodies were found in a training area earlier this week.
His body was found Wednesday in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Officials say his death was not related to official unit training.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command will continue its investigation. No other information was available.
Pidihurst, 44, of North Carolina, was one of the victims of the Army’s Pte Timothy Dumas, the Army said in a statement issued Friday.
Another was identified as a 37-year-old master sergeant by the US Army’s Special Operations Command. William J. Lavigne II, a decorated soldier who often served in the U.S. Army. Army Special Operations Command deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“The loss of a soldier is always tragic,” said Lt. Col. Justin Duval of the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command. “Master Sergeant. Lavigne devoted himself to the Army for 19 years and many times deployed in the defense of our nation. We express our condolences to his family during this difficult time. ”
Covering about 172,000 acres, Fort Bragg is one of the largest military complexes in the world, according to its website. Located next to Fayetteville, North Carolina, it has about 57,000 military personnel, 11,000 civilian personnel and 23,000 family members.
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