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Soldier found dead in barracks

Pvt. Shauna Ward

PAO staff report

A Fort Richardson soldier was found dead in her barracks room Monday. 

A fellow soldier found Pvt. Shauna L. Ward unresponsive and called for emergency medical services.  Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was declared dead.

Ward, 21, of Glendale, Ariz., was a chemical operations specialist who joined the Army in February 2006 and was assigned to Fort Richardson in November 2006.

She was assigned to 95th Chemical Company, Arctic Military Police Battalion, Arctic Support Brigade, U.S. Army Alaska.

The cause of her death is under investigation.