FORT BRAGG, NC - A 21-year-old soldier from Lodi stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died March 7, the U.S. Army confirmed.
Spc. Donovan Batterson was a paratrooper with the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
The Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office says Batterson died after sustaining a gunshot wound. There is an investigation into Batterson's death but foul play was not suspected, according to base officials.
The base said Batterson joined the Army in 2010 and served a 7-month tour in Afghanistan in 2012. Among his military awards was a Purple Heart.