Army special operations officer dies after being found unresponsive in a parked car

Maj. Eric "Adam" Ewoldsen (Army)

The soldier assigned to Fort Bragg who was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in a parked car has been identified.

Maj. Eric “Adam” Ewoldsen was pronounced dead at Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center on Friday.

“The sudden loss of Adam is a tragedy to his family, friends and fellow soldiers,” said Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, U.S. Army Special Operations Command commanding general, according to The Fayetteville Observer. “He was an outstanding officer and teammate, and he will be sorely missed.

Officials have yet to release the time and location where Ewoldsen was found in a parked car at Fort Bragg.

Ewoldsen was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg in 2016 and lived off-post in Southern Pines.

The incident is being investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Division, which has not released a cause of death.

The South Carolina native was commissioned as an infantry officer in 2007. His duty assignments included stints with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Alaska, in 2008; the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2010; and the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in 2012.

Ewoldsen graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2007. He completed the Command and General Staff College; Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course; Infantry Mortar Leader Course; Infantry Maneuver Captain’s Career Course; Ranger School; Basic Airborne Course; Military Free Fall Parachutist Course; and Combatives Levels 1 and 2.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (fourth award); Meritorious Service Medal (second award); Army Commendation Medal (third award); Army Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (three campaign stars); Iraq Campaign Medal (three campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (third award); NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge; and Parachutist Badge. the statement said.

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