Soldier found dead in Fort Wainwright barracks

At 20 years old Spc. Charles Michael Bodey was just starting his Army career. He was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment.
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska A Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead in his barracks room by fellow soldiers Monday June 17th.

At 20 years old Spc. Charles Michael Bodey was just starting his Army career. He was assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment.

In a press release put out by USARAK Public Affairs, Lt. Col. Aaron Mock, 5-1 Cavalry commander said the following.

“Spc. Bodey was an essential member of Blackhawk Squadron over the past two years. He was a dedicated, loyal, and exceptionally skilled soldier, focused on performing the mission to the highest standards. We are extremely saddened that he is no longer with us - he will be missed by the entire Blackhawk family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Spc. Bodey's family and friends as they deal with this loss. Our priority right now is to take care of them, and ensure that they have all the resources they need during this critical time."

Bodey, from Fresno, California, joined the Army in August 2017 and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, before reporting to Alaska in December 2017. His awards included the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The incident is under investigation.