The Army Times reported on 03-28-22 that a Fort Bragg Major, identified as Eric “Adam” Ewoldsen, was found unresponsive in a parked vehicle at Ft. Bragg Army Post in North Carolina. Ewoldsen was officially pronounced dead shortly after at the Womack Army Medical Center.

Ft. Bragg Main Entrance. (USA TODAY)

Maj. Ewoldsen was attached to the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg at the time of his death. According to a statement released by Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, “The sudden loss of Adam is a tragedy to his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. He was an outstanding officer and teammate, and he will be sorely missed.”

As they do with all deaths on post, the Army Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D) is investigating this matter. At the time of this article, C.I.D. did not release a cause of death.

At the time of his death, Maj. Ewoldsen was a decorated officer. According to a statement released by the USASOC:

“His [Ewoldsen’s] awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (fourth award); Meritorious Service Medal (second award); Army Commendation Medal (third award); Army Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (three campaign stars); Iraq Campaign Medal (three campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (third award); NATO Medal; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge; and Parachutist Badge. the statement said.”

Linen postcard with a collage of scenes of facilities at Fort Bragg, N.C., with the title “Greetings from Fort Bragg, N.C.” The scenes include: Air Corps barracks and Pope Field; the Station Hospital; Fort Bragg Post Headquarters; and the 36th Field Artillery Barracks. Postcard has a message from a man nicknamed “Bud” to Winston F. Hatch of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in October 1941 [circa 1939–1941] [Postcard by: Carolina News Company, Fayetteville, N.C.].
Ewoldsen was a native of Greer, South Carolina, and had been in the Army since 2007. According to the Army Times, his duty assignments included stints with “the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Alaska, in 2008; the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2010; and the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in 2012.”

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