- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) - A team from Fort Rucker, Alabama has taken the lead in investigating a Fort Gordon soldier’s death during a training exercise.

The Augusta Chronicle reports the body of 27-year-old Anthony Thomas Scardino was found Friday night after he went missing during land navigation training that afternoon (https://bit.ly/1pNyeDp ). Fort Gordon spokesman J.C. Mathews said it is standard procedure for a team from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to investigate accidents, particularly when someone dies.

Mathews says an autopsy was performed Sunday by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.

Base officials said in a statement that 2nd Lt. Scardino had three deployments. Scardino was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and was temporarily assigned at Fort Gordon for training.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , https://www.augustachronicle.com


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