Army identifies Camp Hovey soldier who died

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Army identifies Camp Hovey soldier who died

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published: April 23, 2015

A 2nd Infantry Division soldier died after being found unresponsive in his barracks at Camp Hovey, South Korea, 8th Army officials said Wednesday.

Sgt. 1st Class Stephen C. Perry, 35, was pronounced dead after being transported Wednesday to Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Perry, of New Orleans, was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

"We are keeping Stephen's family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," said Col. Matthew Eichburg, commander of 1st ABCT. "Stephen was a passionate soldier and a valued member of the Iron Team."

The death remains under investigation, 8th Army officials said.

This article has been updated.

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