Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fort Bragg soldier found dead identified

Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:22 AM

FORT BRAGG -- The Army says it is investigating the death of a Green Beret candidate whose body was discovered in a Fort Bragg training area after he was reported missing.

The Army Special Operations Command said in a statement released Thursday that the soldier was Pfc. Norman Michael Murburg III of Gainesville, Fla. He was assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg and was taking part in Special Forces training.

Murburg was missing after a 10-hour land navigation exercise ended at 11 a.m. Monday in the Hoffman Training Area, about 50 miles west of the post. About 475 soldiers searched for him until his body was found about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials said they received no signal from the emergency tracking device that he was issued and his flares were not used.

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