A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Wainwright was found dead in his barracks room on Monday, a release from the U.S. Army Alaska said Wednesday.

Spc. Charles Michael Bodey, 20, was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. The Army says he was found by his fellow soldiers.

“Spc. Bodey was an essential member of Blackhawk Squadron over the past two years. He was a dedicated, loyal, and exceptionally skilled soldier, focused on performing the mission to the highest standards," said Lt. Col. Aaron Mock, 5-1 Cavalry commander in the release. “We are extremely saddened that he is no longer with us - he will be missed by the entire Blackhawk family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Spc. Bodey's family and friends as they deal with this loss. Our priority right now is to take care of them, and ensure that they have all the resources they need during this critical time."

Bodey was from Fresno, California. He joined the Army in August 2017 and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia before reporting to Alaska in December 2017. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The Army says Bodey's death is under investigation.

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