JBLM officials are investigation death of soldier


Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials found Spc. Matthew Pollock, 25, of Grand Junction, Colorado, dead in his personal vehicle parked at Sequalitchew Lake, Sept. 18.

Pollock enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2014, he has served as a radio communications security repairer in 5th Battalion 3rd Field Artillery since July 2016. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He deployed to United Arab Emirates in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

“Spc. Pollock was a beloved member of First Round Nation,” said Lt. Col. Martin Wohlgemuth, commander of 5th BN 3rd FA. “Our prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

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