U.S. Army Alaska officials have released the name of a soldier who was found dead in his home last week.

Sgt. Andrew James Washington, 28, was found on Thursday in his home in Anchorage, Alaska, officials said. Military and Anchorage Police Department personnel found Washington during a welfare check after he failed to report to his place of duty, Army officials said Monday.

Washington was an electronic warfare specialist with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

He joined the Army from Raleigh, North Carolina, in September 2011. After completing initial entry training, Washington was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He arrived at 4th BCT, 25th Infantry in Alaska in May 2017, deploying with the unit to Afghanistan from September 2017 through May 2018.

Local police and Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating Washington’s death.

Michelle Tan is the editor of Army Times and Air Force Times. She has covered the military for Military Times since 2005, and has embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Haiti, Gabon and the Horn of Africa.

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