Investigation under way into soldier’s death
MANNHEIM, Germany — The 21st Theater Support Command has identified a soldier who died after he was found unconscious Sunday at Spinelli Barracks.
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of Spc. Donald A. Wilder, 21, according to a 21st TSC news release.
Wilder was found Sunday morning at Spinelli Barracks, lying unconscious and unresponsive, according to the release.
The cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Another soldier discovered Wilder on Sunday morning. Medical professionals, military police and the German police were called to the scene. Wilder was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. by German medical authorities, the release stated.
Wilder was a radio communication security controller repairman with the 512th Maintenance Company, 28th Transportation Battalion. His unit deployed to Iraq in January 2004, where he joined it in June, and returned to Germany in February 2005. Wilder was scheduled to be reassigned to Fort Hood, Texas, this month.
Wilder, a native of Newport, Ore., is survived by his parents, Anthony and Diane Wilder.
A memorial service will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Village chapel at 3 p.m. on Jan. 18.