A 25-year-old Army dog handler was found dead Wednesday at his home in North Pole, Alaska, the Army said.
Alaska law enforcement officers discovered the body of Sgt. Jorden Thomas Williams during a welfare check that had been requested by family members living outside the state, the Army said Friday in a statement.
The Army did not release information about the circumstances of the soldier's death. It is being investigated by the Alaska State Troopers and the Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Williams was a dog handler with the 549th Military Working Dog Detachment, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, the Army said.
He was assigned to Fort Wainwright in November 2014 and had deployed to Qatar from September 2015 to May 2016 and to Afghanistan from June 2017 to February 2018.
He joined the Army from Cambridge, Ohio, in December 2013.
Williams' awards included the Combat Action Badge, the Army Commendation Medal with "C" device to denote it was awarded for his actions in combat, two Army Commendation Medals, a Good Conduct Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, a NATO Medal and a Combat Action Badge, the Army said.
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