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Fort Bragg Soldier Found Shot to Death

Posted January 5, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— A Harnett County Sheriff's Deputy found the body of a Fort Bragg soldier lying on the side of a road. Officials say it appears the man died from two gunshot wounds in the chest.

According to a post public affairs office, Sergeant James A. Merritt, 34, of Tupelo, Miss., was found on the side of Lemuel Black Road south of Lillington.

Merritt was a mechanic with the 503rd Maintenance Company, known as COSCOM.