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Soldier found dead in Vicenza barracks identified

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 2, 2018

The soldier found dead on Monday in his barracks at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been identified as Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor.

Connor, 24, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. military officials said Tuesday.

The death is under investigation by U.S. military and Italian authorities.

“We are saddened by this loss and express our deepest condolences to the family,” Maj. Chris Bradley, a 173rd Airborne Brigade spokesman, said in a statement.

Connor joined the 173rd Airborne Brigade in 2017. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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