Ft. Bragg paratrooper found dead in barracks

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Private First-Class Tanner Contla.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was found unresponsive in his barracks room and died on Saturday, WNCN reported.

Private First-Class Tanner Contla’s death is currently under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

The 22-year-old was an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, WNCN reported.

Public Affairs Office said in a statement: “Pfc. Contla was an outstanding Paratrooper who in a very short time made himself part of the team and earned the reputation of one that could be counted on no matter the situation. His commitment to helping others and positive energy is something that will surely be missed across the battalion,” said Lt. Col. J.C. White, commander of 2nd Bn., 505th PIR.

Contla joined the Army in April 2014.