U.S. Army Alaska officials have identified the soldier who was found dead at Fort Wainwright on Thursday.
Sgt. Ken Conrad Chambers was a signal support system specialist with the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Chambers’ death is under investigation by the Fort Wainwright Criminal Investigation Division.
Due to the ongoing investigation, the command cannot release any information about where Chambers’ body was found or the circumstances surrounding the death, said John Pennell, media relations chief for Army Alaska. An Army Alaska press release said more information will be released as it becomes available.
Chambers, 33, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, had been in the Army since June 2007.
He trained at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon, Georgia, before serving at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Riley, Kansas, and in the Republic of Korea. He reported for duty in Alaska in October 2016.
Chambers served combat tours in Iraq from April 2010 to March 2011, and in Afghanistan from September 2012 to June 2013.
Chambers’ awards include two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons and the NATO Medal.
A picture of the deceased soldier was not available at the time of publication, Pennell said.
Kyle Rempfer is an editor and reporter whose investigations have covered combat operations, criminal cases, foreign military assistance and training accidents. Before entering journalism, Kyle served in U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and deployed in 2014 to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, and Baghdad, Iraq.