Two 82nd Airborne soldiers found dead at Fort Bragg

Pfc. Matthew Disney (left) and Spc. Joshua Diamond were found “unresponsive in their barracks room." (Facebook)

Two paratroopers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg were found “unresponsive in their barracks room,” according to the 82nd Airborne Division.

The two deceased All Americans were found last Friday, and have been identified as Spc. Joshua Diamond, 35, of Plymouth, Mass. and Pfc. Matthew Disney, 20, of Aberdeen, Maryland.

While no definitive cause of death has been revealed, drugs are believed to have potentially played a factor.

Both paratroopers were declared dead at the scene.

According to KansasCity.com, the deaths are being investigated by the US Army Criminal Investigation Command.

“At this point in the investigation we do have credible information that the soldiers were involved with illicit drugs,” Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey said in a release.

The duo were members of the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd BCT, and served as field artillery firefinder radar operators.

Both men enlisted in 2019, and had seen enough action on foreign soil to warrant the Combat Action Badge, according to officials. 

Diamond was an Iraq combat veteran, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Combat Device and, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

Disney was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

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