The Army has announced the death of a 1st Cavalry Division soldier while deployed in Korea.
On Monday, 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Nicholas M. Scalzo was found unresponsive in his barracks room at Camp Hovey, which is close to Dongducheon, South Korea.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel and the cause of death is under investigation, according to Army Times.
Scalzo joined the Army out of Portland in July 2012 to serve as an artilleryman. He completed training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was first assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan McLane and I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Nicholas Scalzo,” Col. Kevin Capra, Scalzo’s brigade commander, said in a statement.
“Nicholas was an integral member of the Steel Dragon and Greywolf teams,” Capra said, using unit nicknames. “We are all deeply saddened by the loss.”
Scalzo was assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas.
From Selma, Oregon, he joined the Army out of Portland in July 2012 to serve as an artilleryman. He completed training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was first assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia.
© 2019 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, ticker BMTM.