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Fairport-E.Rochester Post
  • Fairport native found dead at military base in Alaska

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  • Officials report that a paratrooper from Fairport was found dead at a U.S. Army base in Alaska on Christmas morning.
    According to a report in The Alaska Dispatch, 25-year-old Grant W. Wise, was a private first class in the 4th Brigade Combat Team.
    He was found dead by a single gunshot wound just after 7 a.m. Tuesday in a dorm-like living headquarters at Joint Base Elemendorf Richardson (JBER), according to an Army spokesman.
    Wise had been assigned to the paratrooper brigade that had only recently returned to JBER from a tour in Afghanistan. Prior to his assignment with JBER's 25th Infantry Division, he had trained at Fort Bragg, N.C.
    Army criminal investigators are recreating the scene at which Wise died. A cermony to honor the soldier's life will be announced at a later date.
    Wise's mother Ruth said Friday morning that the family is still waiting to receive more information.
     

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