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Louisiana soldier found dead at Texas base

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 19:00:24-04

By Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office

BATON ROUGE, La. - One soldier from the Louisiana Army National Guard's 39th Military Police Company, 139th Regional Support Group was found dead in his room at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston on July 12.

Sgt. Kelvonta K. Ellis, 22, is from Westlake, according to a press release from the Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office. He served five years in the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Military Police Noncommissioned Officer.

While assigned to the LANG, Ellis was attached to U.S. Army South at Fort Sam Houston, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his mother.

The incident is under investigation by U.S. Air Force Security Forces and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

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