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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spc. Brandon David Bertolo's body found at Fort Campbell

Body found on post is that of missing soldier
Family members notified Friday evening
The Leaf Chronicle
Written by
Philip Grey
Jul. 19, 2013

FORT CAMPBELL, KY. — A family member of Spc. Brandon David Bertolo has confirmed that the body found in a Fort Campbell training area Friday morning is that of the 23-year-old “Strike” Brigade soldier, missing since July 14.

The announcement was made at 8:30 p.m. on a Facebook page the family has been using to track information on the soldier after the Army told them he failed to report for duty on Monday to his unit. The family member posted the news following notification of Bertolo’s mother, Anita Flores of Fort Myers, Fla., by Army officials.

Bertolo’s body was found at approximately 8:30 a.m. in a training area near South Group Patrol Road, outside of main post, a few miles west of Cole Park Golf Course.

Bertolo had been considered AWOL by the Army, according to a Fort Campbell press release issued Thursday afternoon, which said the soldier was under investigation on an unrelated matter.
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