The Fort Benning public affairs office hopes to release later today the name of the basic training soldier that died early Monday morning from wounds suffered in a Sunday night altercation in his barracks.
A spokesperson from that office said this morning that the family of the victim has yet to be notified of his death.
Details of the incident, in which a fellow soldier has been detained, have yet to be released. The Criminal Investigation Command is handling the investigation.
What is know is that the incident occurred in the dead soldier's barracks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. He was transported to The Medical Center and placed in the intensive care unit after surgery. He was pronounced dead at approximately 3 a.m. Monday.
Monica Manganaro of the post's public affairs office said Monday evening that no charges have been filed in the case and until they are, the apprehended soldier's name will not be released.
The deceased was a member of the 198th Infantry Brigade, which is a 14-week one-station unit training outfit. It consists of five training battalions and trains nearly 20,000 Infantrymen each year.
A memorial service was held on Sand Hill earlier today for the fallen soldier.