Soldier Found Dead In Fort Campbell Barracks

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Campbell soldier was found dead in a barracks and military officials are investigating his death.

Fort Campbell spokeswoman Cathy Gramling says 22-year-old Pvt. Matthew Nicholson of the 101st Airborne Division was found by another soldier on Sunday.

Gramling said they are still looking into the cause of his death.

Nicholson was a member of the 2nd Brigade currently deployed in Iraq.

Nicholson got national media attention when he was charged for intervening in a fight with a man he thought was assaulting two women in Modesto, Calif.

He was arrested and jailed in September, but prosecutors later dropped charges against him.

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