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Story Last modified at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Military identifies deceased soldier

U.S. Army Alaska last week identified the engineer soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson who was found dead in his Anchorage garage as Spc. Arturo Martinez, 32, of Escondido, Calif.

Martinez was a combat engineer assigned to the 23rd Engineer Company (Sapper), 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Airborne), 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, according to USARAK. He had returned in January from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Martinez entered the Army in August 2008, completed basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and arrived in Alaska in January 2009. The Anchorage Police Department is investigating his death.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.