Pvt. Courtney Shields, 18, a signal support systems specialist from Bryans Road, Md., was found unresponsive while on leave in her home state, Friday, April 26, 2019. U.S. ARMY
Pvt. Courtney Shields, 18, a signal support systems specialist from Bryans Road, Md., was found unresponsive while on leave in her home state, Friday, April 26, 2019. U.S. ARMY

South Korea-based soldier dies while on leave in Maryland

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — An 18-year-old soldier serving with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea died while on leave in Maryland, the Army said Monday, adding the circumstances surrounding her death are under investigation.

Pvt. Courtney Shields, a signal support systems specialist from Bryans Road, Md., was found unresponsive Friday while on leave in her home state. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to a press release.

Shields, who joined the Army at age 17 in October 2017, was assigned to the 229th Signal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade.

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