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Missing soldier from Alaska found dead

By Hope Miller 4:27 PM April 15, 2014

The remains of a missing soldier stationed in Washington state have been found, authorities said Tuesday.

Spc. Christopher S. Dombroski, 20, was from Wasilla and stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the base said in a statement.

Dombroski was the nephew of two victims of the Oso landslide who are listed among the missing, according to KING-TV.

He joined the military in August 2011 and was a Stryker systems maintainer. In May 2012, Dombroski was assigned to the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Dombroski served an overseas deployment to Afghanistan from November 2012 to July 2013 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, JBLM said.

Dombroski’s awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Medal, NATO Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Dombroski had been missing since Sunday. Thurston County search-and-rescue crews found his remains Tuesday. No foul play is suspected, JBLM said, but his death remains under investigation.



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