Ft. Gordon officials identify soldier found dead in training area

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW)- Fort Gordon officials identify the soldier found dead Friday night as Second Lieutenant Anthony Thomas Scardino.

Scardino went missing during a land navigation training exercise Friday in the post's training area. A search team found his body around 10 Friday night.

Scardino was 27-years-old and a native of Mississippi. He was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard but temporarily assigned to the 442nd Signal Battalion, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon for training in the Signal Basic Officer Leadership Course.

Scardino enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard in 2003, as a satellite communication systems operator-maintainer. He deployed twice to Iraq in 2006 and to Afghanistan in 2009.

During his military career, Scardino received the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Mississippi War Medal, the Mississippi Emergency Service Medal and the Parachutists Badge.

His death is still under investigation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW)- Officials at Ft. Gordon confirm a soldier was found dead Friday night after going missing during a land navigation training.

According to investigators, more than 90 soldiers and the post's Directorate of Emergency Services were involved in the search for the soldier after he did not make it to the designated location Friday afternoon.

His body was located around 10 last night. His death is still under investigation. The post is not releasing his identity until family has been notified.

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