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Fort Carson soldier dies in Syria; investigation underway


Last updated 2/4/2022 at 9:21am

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Spc. Alex J. Ram, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, died Feb. 1, as a result of a non-combat related incident in Syria.

Sad news out of Syria: A Fort Carson soldier has died in what the Army described as a "non-combat related incident."

The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Alex J. Ram, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He died Feb. 1, and the Army says the incident is under investigation

"The passing of Spc. Alex Ram is an unfortunate loss for the entire Raider team," said Col. Andrew Steadman, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. "We want to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this time of mourning. Every Soldier fills an important role in the Raider Brigade, and losing Alex is particularly tough. He brought honor to the uniform and was not only an outstanding Soldier, but a loyal friend. Alex will be deeply missed."

Spc. Ram, 19D – Cavalry Scout, was assigned to the 1st SBCT, 4th Inf. Div. He joined the Army in January 2020 and arrived at Fort Carson that July. He had been deployed to Syria since Sept. 7, 2021.

Ram had received the following awards:

Army Commendation Medal with Campaign Star

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Ribbon

Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Ribbon

Army Service Ribbon


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