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Army identifies soldier found dead on Fort Riley

The Army has identified the soldier who died Thursday on Fort Riley, Kansas.

Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Boone was a signal support systems specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

Boone, 43, was found dead in his on-post residence.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Sgt. 1st Class Boone,” said Col. Charles Masaracchia, the 1st Infantry Division‘s chief of staff, in a statement. “His loss is a tragedy, and we will be there for his family and friends throughout this difficult time.”

Boone joined the Army in June 2002 and arrived at Fort Riley in July 2014. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2002, Iraq in 2003 and 2006, and South Korea in 2010.

Boone’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge.

The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command office.

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