Philadelphia soldier found dead at Fort Bragg

March 4, 2008 1:44:59 PM PST
Military officials are investigating the death of a soldier whose body was found Sunday night on Fort Bragg. The Army identified the paratrooper Tuesday as 29-year-old Sgt. Matthew J. Rhoads of Philadelphia.

A spokeswoman for the 82nd Airborne Division said investigators don't suspect foul play. Details haven't been released.

Rhoads was a small arms master gunner assigned to the division's 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He was deployed to Iraq from August 2006 until February 2007.

Rhoads is survived by his parents, Gerald and Karen Rhoads, a brother and a sister, all of Philadelphia.


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