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Fort Bragg soldier found dead in barracks

Posted December 11, 2015 9:43 p.m. EST

— Officials said an 82nd Airborne Division soldier was found dead Thursday in his barracks room at Fort Bragg.

Spc. Trenton Weston, 22, of Washington, Ill., was a signal support systems specialist. He was assigned to the 82nd Special Troops Battalion and 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade.

"Specialist Weston was known throughout the battalion as being absolutely selfless when it came to helping others and accomplishing the mission. He will be sorely missed,” said Lt. Col. David E. Vandevander, commander of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Spc. Weston’s Family and loved ones during this time of great loss.”

Officials said Weston joined the Army in March of 2013 and completed his Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga. He also completed the Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Ga., and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade in February of 2014.

During his service, Weston was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Services Ribbon.

Officials said Weston’s death is currently under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.