From the Fayetteville Observer:
“A soldier pronounced dead at the hospital after being found unresponsive in a parked vehicle on Fort Bragg on Friday was identified as Maj. Eric “Adam” Ewoldsen, according to a statement from Fort Bragg’s U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Ewoldsen, 38, was pronounced dead at Womack Army Medical Center, officials said.”
“The sudden loss of Adam is a tragedy to his family, friends and fellow soldiers,” said Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, U.S. Army Special Operations Command commanding general. “He was an outstanding officer and teammate, and he will be sorely missed.
We mourn the loss of one of our hometown heroes, Maj. Eric “Adam” Ewoldsen.
Ewoldsen was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He entered the Army in 2007 as an infantry officer. He had previously been stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska; Fort Benning, Georgia; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq, the release said.
Ewoldsen graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2007. His awards and honors include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraw Campaign medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Please send prayers to his family, loved ones including his Special Operations brotherhood and sisterhood.
From his family:
“We still don’t have an answer on what happened but some of his friends said that he was complaining of rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and numbness in his arms earlier that day. We are still waiting for the medical report.
I’m still trying to make sense of it all. Shocked, broken, and devastated are only three words that don’t even begin to scratch the surface of how we are feeling about the loss of this great man who was so loved by many.
Adam was a brave and loyal soldier who wholeheartedly loved his country and the brothers and sisters he served with. I watched him sacrifice everything through several deployments to protect our nation’s freedom. His legacy as a dedicated, selfless leader will live on. I can speak for his friends and family when I say that his accomplished military career made us all so proud.
I ask for kindness and respect as I navigate this with our children and families and I ask that you keep us in our thoughts as we continue to take it one day at a time.”
Fort Bragg’s latest vaccination info:
“A spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg estimated that more than 97% of soldiers here were vaccinated.”