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Fort Bragg looking into paratrooper's death

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

Fort Bragg is investigating a paratrooper's death after he was found unresponsive in his barrack's Friday morning.

Pvt. Joshua D. Kipte, 28, of Sherwood, Arkansas, was an automated logistical specialist in D Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

Officials have not ruled a cause of death at this time.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Pvt. Joshua Kipte," said Lt. Col. Eric A. Baus, commander of the 1-73rd. "His Paratrooper brethren will honor his memory through their continued excellence and service."

Kipte joined the Army in June 2012. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va. He then completed the U. S. Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in Dec. 2012.

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