Army paratrooper found dead in his barracks at Fort Bragg

Rest in peace.

A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division was found unresponsive in his barracks room on Nov. 11, Fort Bragg announced on Monday.

Spc. Terrance Salazar, 24, was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, according to a press release. 

Upon finding Salazar last Wednesday, other paratroopers called emergency services. When medical personnel assessed him, they declared him dead. Foul play is not suspected, according to the press release, and the cause of death is still being investigated. 

Salazar, who was from Pleasanton, Texas, joined the Army in April 2018 and arrived at Fort Bragg that October. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Parachutist Badge. 

He is survived by his father. 

Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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