A Fort Riley soldier died on Sunday while deployed to Germany, the Army announced on Tuesday.

First Sgt. Nicholas Amsberry, 34, was at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels as part of a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Amsberry was found near the train station in Parsberg, Germany, according to the Army news release. The town is a few miles from Hohenfels.

The discovery of his body was reported to German police, and local emergency medical services pronounced him dead at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation.

The sergeant was assigned as an infantryman with Bravo Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Amsberry, originally from Mesa, Arizona, joined the Army in 2003 and had been at Fort Riley since May.

He had been in Europe since September, according to the news release.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of 1st Sgt. Nicholas Amsberry,” Lt. Col. Peter Moon, the battalion commander, said in the release. “We know the death of a family member is an immeasurable loss. It’s a loss shared by soldiers across our formations. He was a highly respected leader in our organization, and he will truly be missed. We will continue to be there for his family and his soldiers throughout this difficult time.”

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations and four Army Good Conduct Medals.

Charlsy is a Reporter and Engagement Manager for Military Times. Email her at cpanzino@militarytimes.com.

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