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SEOUL — The 2nd Infantry Division lost its second soldier in 10 days, officials confirmed Friday.

Spc. Armando Matos, 35, died Thursday while on leave in Norway, according to a 2nd ID news release.

Matos had gone to the Stavanger Hospital after not feeling well, according to the release. He later died, and an autopsy and investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of death, according to the release.

Matos was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion and was a member of the 2nd ID tae kwon do team.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Specialist Matos’ family and friends during this difficult time,” Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2nd ID commanding general, said in the release.

Matos is survived by his wife, who resides in West Virginia, his mother and his brother, who live in Uruguay, and his cousin, who lives in New Jersey.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Camp Red Cloud Chapel.

On Dec. 17, Pfc. Christopher Adan, 20, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, was discovered dead in his barracks room on Camp Casey.


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