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Fort Bragg soldier found dead on post

Posted August 27
Updated August 28

— An 82nd Airborne paratrooper was found dead on post Saturday from a gunshot wound, the military announced Wednesday.

Sgt. Adam Gilliam, 28, of Morristown, Tenn., was a cavalry scout in B Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Military officials did not say whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or not.

“Sgt. Gilliam was a dedicated and hard working young leader,” said Lt. Col. Michael Wiser, commander of the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, in a statement. “His dedication was manifested in the multiple deployments to Afghanistan, spanning 18 months, and the countless hours he spent helping his fellow soldiers. He will be sorely missed.”

Gilliam joined the Army in 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2012. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in May.

Gilliam's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (four oak-leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (two oak-leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (two loops), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), the Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (one bronze star), the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

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  • moveyextraz Aug 28, 12:49 p.m.

    Thank-you for your service Sgt. Gilliam, prayers to the family.

  • jenniegreen Aug 28, 12:35 p.m.

    Fury from the Sky Paratrooper! Rest in Peace!

  • EricaSliver Aug 28, 10:31 a.m.

    Very sad....my sympathies to his family and friends

  • scubagirl2 Aug 28, 10:19 a.m.

    Ranger Up. Prayers to the family. People who have not been in combat have no idea of what... View More

    — Posted by HomeBrewDude

    You are assuming he committed suicide?

    — Posted by 45ACP

    chances are very good that he did. He certainly saw enough action.

    Regardless it's still sad. Condolences to his family

  • 45ACP Aug 28, 9:16 a.m.

    Ranger Up. Prayers to the family. People who have not been in combat have no idea of what... View More

    — Posted by HomeBrewDude

    You are assuming he committed suicide?

  • HomeBrewDude Aug 28, 8:47 a.m.

    Ranger Up. Prayers to the family. People who have not been in combat have no idea of what these men go through. The images that replay constantly and the anxiety...

  • scvmcdoc Aug 28, 8:31 a.m.

    Rest in Peace Soldier. May God bless you and your family.

  • alwaysconcernedmom Aug 27, 6:51 p.m.

    So So very sad, Prayers to his family.