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Bragg paratrooper dies at home

Posted April 24, 2011

— A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg died Friday morning after he was found unresponsive at his home, a U.S. Army spokesman said Sunday.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Strohmeier, 34, from Carteret, New Jersey, was a vehicle mechanic, squad leader and motor sergeant for the 82nd Airborne Division.

He deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2007, according to a news release. He is survived by two daughters.

No other information was released.


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  • whyalltheproblems Apr 25, 2011

    heartbreaking :(

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 25, 2011

    Bubba - "It's not news until the facts are in. It's better to post nothing than to leave readers hanging and speculating."

    That may never be posted, because sometimes it's found to be no one else's business. But for his friends and neighbors, military troops and comrades, this IS news - whether all the facts are in or not.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Apr 25, 2011

    Tarheel4life - you hit it dead on. It's not news until the facts are in. It's better to post nothing than to leave readers hanging and speculating.

    Prayers for SFC Strohmeier's family and his unit.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 25, 2011

    Oh Lord folks, let's not argue here.

    A man has died, his loved ones are no doubt grieving - and some here are arguing.

    Perspective folks, perspective and priorities.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 25, 2011

    Awww, praying for his loved ones.

  • Mark Hayes Apr 25, 2011

    Sorry for his family and I hope they do not read the comments made here today some will say anything to fill their day.

  • tarheel4life Apr 25, 2011

    "This is just enough information to get your interest and not enough to satisfy it. Why didn't WRAL wait until they had all or even most of the facts prior to taking up space with this little blob?"

    Perhaps it's none of your business how he died. I'm pretty sure there are larger issues at play with this story than your sick need to know all of the unfortunate details of someones death.

  • ajfuddermukker Apr 25, 2011

    Nope not a rubber neck! I spent 32 years scraping up bodies form every incident you can imagine from self inflicted to accidental, from little babies to elderly people! I have responded to death in every shape and form! I have seen things that would make you and the rest of the people have nightmares for the rest of your life.

    Therefore I am not a rubbernecker as you like to think. It sound to me like the only exercise you get is jumping ton conclusions! Next time you need to do something with your fingers and a keyboard, try making it a musical keyboard and that way you may be able to control yourself!

  • Duke _Nukem Apr 25, 2011

    Wow! He was young. I wonder if it was a suicide. If it was I would like to know because suicide are a serious issue for veterans and there is no shame in it. I just think the people should know so the issue can be addressed and these soldiers get help. whatever happened to him is terrible. It saddens me to see a young soldier pass away.

  • mustysteer Apr 25, 2011

    AJ, you're probably one of those that rubberneck at an accident hoping to see blood or bodies. WRAL did what they are supposed to do... report the news as they receive and verify it. A cause of death may never be released publicly.
    My condolences, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family and friends of this soldier.