- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Military officials say a U.S. Army general has died on a military base in Alabama.

Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche says in a statement released Monday that Maj. Gen. John Rossi died on Sunday on the Redstone Arsenal installation. Wyche’s statement says 55-year-old Rossi was the incoming commander of the installation and a native of Long Island, New York.

The statement says the cause of Rossi’s death is still under investigation.

Rossi was scheduled to take over on Tuesday as commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command. Rossi previously served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Okla.

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