Death of 82nd Airborne paratrooper under investigation

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Private First Class Andrew C. Berg, 27
Private First Class Andrew C. Berg, 27
wtvd-image courtesy 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police are investigating after an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died in his home in Fayetteville on Jan. 6, 82nd Airborne officials announced Tuesday.

Private First Class Andrew C. Berg, 27, of Waterford, Mich., was a combat medic.

82nd Airborne officials did not say how he died. Fayetteville police told ABC11 his death does not appear suspicious, but they are waiting for the results from an autopsy. Police said there were no apparent signs of trauma.

Officers were asked to check on him after Berg's chain of command was unable to contact him.

"Private First Class Andrew Berg volunteered to serve his nation in a time of war," said Lt. Col. Jeremy Mushtare, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Deputy Commander. "He further volunteered to serve as a health care specialist in an Airborne unit where he could care for fellow paratroopers. We mourn his loss and we express sincere gratitude to him and his family for his dedicated service to the 82nd Airborne Division and Falcon Brigade."

Berg joined the Army in August 2015 and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in April 2016.