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Paratrooper found dead in Bragg barracks

Posted September 30, 2013

— An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was found unresponsive in his barracks room at Fort Bragg on Friday morning and was later pronounced dead, officials said Monday.

Pvt. Joshua D. Kipte, 28, of Sherwood, Ark., was an automated logistical specialist in D Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

The incident is under investigation, and no other details were released.


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  • Realamerican71 Sep 30, 2013

    Another young soldier gone, RIP and condolences to family and friends.

  • Scubagirl Sep 30, 2013

    Condolences to his family and friends. Very young.

  • anneonymousone Sep 30, 2013

    Regardless of the cause of death, 28 is far too young. It is my hope that he did a lot of happy, productive living during those years. My best thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

  • Obamacare for everyone Sep 30, 2013

    Was he murdered?