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Reports: 2 Fort Bragg soldiers died on the same day

Posted February 26

The death of Specialist Johnathon D. Poole occurred on the same day as the death of another Fort Bragg soldier, 26-year-old Ciara L. Harris, who had suffered from a brief illness.
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— Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department are investigating the Thursday death of a 26-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper.

The death of Specialist Johnathon D. Poole occurred on the same day as the death of another Fort Bragg soldier, 26-year-old Ciara L. Harris, who had suffered from a brief illness.

Officials have not released any additional details about the death of Poole, who joined the Army in February 2012 and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as an infantryman in February 2013.

"Specialist Poole was a young leader who served honorably with the battalion as a heavy weapons gunner while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq in 2015," said Lt. Col. Rhett Thompson. "He will truly be missed."

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 26, 7:22 p.m.
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    It seems like a lot of deaths in and around Ft. Bragg lately. Not much information is being given as to the cause of deaths. Some were shootings, but some were like these. There has to be a reason. Smh

  • Brenda Love Feb 26, 2:39 p.m.
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    Uh oh. Something's going on. If there is some kind of communicable illness happening, they need to let us know.