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A soldier with the US Army Alaska living at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska, was found dead.

A US military release announced that Spc. According to a local NBC affiliate, 20-year-old Brandon Ricardo Diaz was discovered Friday morning KTUU.


The Army Criminal Investigation Division is still investigating the cause of his death.

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After joining the military in June 2019, Diaz was stationed in Alaska in January 2020. In JBER, he served as the Army’s Joint Fire Support Specialist with 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th. Infantry Division.

Diaz, from Tuscan, Arizona, earned the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

The US Army Alaska, also known as USARAK or “America’s Arctic Warriors”, is a division of the Army headquartered at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.