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Soldier and former Chesterton resident dies in North Carolina

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A former Chesterton resident serving in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division died on Saturday in North Carolina, the U.S. Army said.

Spc. George James Desormeaux II, 34, was found unresponsive at his home in Cameron, N.C., according to a statement released on Tuesday.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Spc. Desormeaux was a chemical specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

Spc. Desormeaux joined the U.S. Army in August 1995 and was honorably discharged in January 2003. He rejoined the U.S. Army in May 2005.

His awards and decorations include the NATO Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Ribbon, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.

Spc. Desormeaux is survived by his wife, Patricia E. Desormeaux of Cameron, NC.; his mother, Christina Jo Traxler of LaPorte; and his father, George James Desormeaux.



Posted 1/12/2012