UPDATE: Soldier found dead at Fort Rucker hotel identified

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Feb. 27, 2017 at 3:43 PM CST
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[UPDATE: February 28, 2017]

The soldier found deceased yesterday on Fort Rucker has been identified as Chief Warrant Officer Two Andre G. Nance.

Nance was 34 years of age and was previously stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He was at Fort Rucker for the Warrant Officer Advance Course with onward orders to his next duty station at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

At approximately 7:42 a.m. yesterday, an IHG employee called 911 after discovering Nance unresponsive in lodging on post. Upon examination, an Army flight surgeon declared him deceased.

The cause of death is currently under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.


The Fort Rucker Public Affairs Office says a soldier was found dead on post at a hotel Monday morning. The soldier's name was not released as of Monday afternoon.

A press release sent by Public Affairs Officer Lisa Eichhorn says about 7:42 a.m. Monday morning, an InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) employee called 911 after discovering an unconscious person in lodging on post. The press release says an Army flight surgeon examined the unconscious person and declared the active duty soldier deceased.

The soldier was found at the only Holiday Inn Express on base. The soldier was here to attend training at the Army Officer Advance Course. according to the press release.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Fort Rucker Military Police and Criminal Investigation Division.