Police investigate death of 21-year-old Kansas soldier

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities are investigating after a 21-year-old soldier stationed in Kansas died.

U.S. Army officials said in a news release that Spc. Tyrell D. Younger was a member of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company at Fort Leavenworth. He was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. 

"The Soldiers, families, and friends of the 15th Military Police Brigade are deeply saddened by the loss of Spc. Younger," Col. Caroline K.M. Horton, Commander, 15th Military Police Brigade, said. "His absence will be felt throughout the brigade. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time."

Younger, of Christiansburg, Virginia, entered the service in November of 2017 and was assigned to Fort Leavenworth in April 2018. His primary military occupational Skill was 74D, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist.

Younger earned the following awards during his service: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

A cause of death has not been released. Local authorities are investigating.

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