Fort Riley soldier found dead in Europe

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A Fort Riley soldier has died while deployed overseas.

First Sgt. Nicholas S. Amsberry, 34, was found dead Sunday while deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

Amsberry was part of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He was found near the train station in Parsberg, Germany, where he was pronounced dead on scene by Parsberg emergency medical services.

Fort Riley officials said he was serving in a 9-month deployment to Europe.

The exact cause of death is currently under investigation.

Amsberry, originally from Mesa, Arizona, joined the Army in 2003 as an infantryman.

Amsberry deployed to Europe in September 2017 as part of Atlantic Resolve, the mission of which is to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO allies and partners, conducting training and multinational exercises in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.

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