Editor’s Note: This story was updated on 12/05/2020 to reflect the latest revelations around the case.
As reported in the Army Times, MSG William J. Lavigne was found dead in the training area of Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. A review of his uniform and decorations shows he was likely assigned to Delta Force at USASOC. The body of Timothy J. Dumas of Pinehurst, North Carolina was also found at the scene. Dumas was a veteran who had previously been stationed at Ft. Bragg.
A recent Army Times story has confirmed our initial reporting that Timothy J. Dumas had been a Warrant Officer who had served for 19 years, most of them at Ft. Bragg.
The Army states the deaths were not the result of training activity at Ft. Bragg. This rules out the two men being accidentally killed in an area where live ordinance is expended.