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Soldier found dead at Fayetteville motel

Posted September 12, 2008 6:21 p.m. EDT
Updated September 12, 2008 6:39 p.m. EDT

— An officer assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School was found dead Wednesday in a Fayetteville-area motel, Army officials said Friday.

Maj. David H. Hofman, 41, was a civil affairs officer assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) and served as an instructor and course manager in the Civil Affairs Detachment.

Officials didn't say how he died or whether there was a criminal investigation in the case.

Hofman enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1985 as a military policeman. After graduating from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, he was commissioned in May 1992 as an infantry officer.

In 1994, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 108th Training Division, as a committee chief and later to the division’s 3rd Battalion as a company executive officer. In 1998, he trained to be a civil affairs officer and was assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Greensboro. He deployed to Bosnia with the 422nd.

In 2001, he transferred to the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion in Whitehall, Ohio. With the 412th, he deployed to Afghanistan.