Anchorage Daily News
Soldier who died of gunshot in barracks was 25-year-old infantryman, Army says
Published: December 26, 2012
The soldier found dead in a barracks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Christmas morning was a 25-year-old private first class who'd been stationed here since September, the Army said on Wednesday.
Pfc. Grant W. Wise, of Fairport, N.Y., "was found in another soldier's barracks room with a single gunshot wound and declared deceased at approximately 7:45 a.m.," said a statement Wednesday from Lt. Col. William Coppernoll, a spokesman for the U.S. Army in Alaska.
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Eric Christopher Adams
Dec 25, 2012
A soldier was found dead Christmas morning in barracks on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, a military base for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force located in Anchorage, Alaska.
The soldier appeared to have died from a gunshot wound, according to the three-sentence statement (PDF) from Lt. Col. William Coppernoll, a spokesman for the U.S. Army in Alaska.
The Army did not make clear whether the soldier died from a self-inflicted gunshot or homicide.
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