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26-year-old Fort Bragg soldier dies after illness

Posted February 25

Specialist Ciara L. Harris

— A 26-year-old Fort Bragg soldier died Thursday after a brief illness, officials said.

Specialist Ciara L. Harris, of Newport News, Virginia, died at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center due to complications from the illness, according to a news release from the base. Harris was assigned to the 206th Signal Company, 118th Brigade Support Battalion.

Harris entered the Army in Nov. 2014 as an information technology specialist. She served at Fort Riley, Kansas, before arriving in North Carolina in 2016.

The Army did not specify Harris' illness.


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  • Mary Meadows Feb 26, 2017
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    I agree - people die from illnesses and it doesn't typically make the news. Even when they are young.

  • Tim Orr Feb 25, 2017
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    I would love to see some hard investigation done on this story. Why was a soldier sent from an Army base with a good hospital to a Civilian Hospital? Sounds pretty serious. If it's that serious I think the public should have the right to know what was wrong with her.....maybe contagious?