Additional information was released by the Army earlier today regarding an 82nd Airborne paratrooper who was found dead on post Saturday. The Soldier’s death was caused from a gunshot wound. Officials did not speculate if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. An autopsy will be performed; the incident is under investigation.
Sgt. Adam Gilliam, 28, of Morristown, Tennessee, was a cavalry scout in B Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He enlisted in the Army in 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan twice, the first time in 2007 and again in 2012. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in May of this year.
Fort Bragg’s Public Affairs office released Gilliam's awards and commendations to include the Army Commendation Medal (four oak-leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (two oak-leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (two loops), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 2), the Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (one bronze star), the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
In an eerily similar incident, another Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Soldier was found dead in his barracks in March 2013. Spc. Robert P. Wasser of Marysville, Washington, was a military police officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.