FORT RUCKER, Ala (WDHN)— More information has been released on a Fort Rucker soldier who died after an incident with a fellow soldier.
According to a release from Fort Rucker, Advanced Individual Training Soldier Private Abdul N. Latifu, 21, of the Bronx, New York City died on January 10 after he succumbed to injuries sustained during an altercation with another AIT soldier.
Fort Rucker Public Information Officer Jimmie Cummings says the other soldier was detained by the Fort Rucker Department of Public Safety.
Latifu was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade while he was being trained as an Army Air Traffic Control Operator.
On behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, I extend our deepest condolences to Pvt. Latifu’s family, friends, and community. Together we mourn the loss of a promising young Soldier. Our hearts are with the families and units impacted by the incident, and we are focused on taking care of Soldiers, families, and leaders.Maj. Gen. Michael C. McCurry, USAACE and Fort Rucker commander
McCurry says Fort Rucker is working closely with the military police and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division during the investigation.
Military & Family Life Counselors, behavioral health specialists, and Army chaplains will be present at the unit and available around the clock to support.
The incident is still under investigation.
No further information has been released.
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