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FORT GORDON, GA. — 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. 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.