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Ft. Bragg paratrooper found dead in barracks

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An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his barracks room on Nov. 12, the U.S. Army said. 

Spc. Cesar Lopez, 28, of Downey, Calif., was transported to Womack Army Medical Center after being found. The cause of his death is unknown, authorities said.

"The Troopers of the Professional Battalion are truly saddened by the loss of Spc. Cesar Lopez," said Lt. Col. Jason Jones, commander, 2-321 AFAR.  Although he was only with the unit for a brief period of time, we will remember him as a great Paratrooper and friend."

Lopez joined the Army in March of 2012. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.

The incident remains under investigation.

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