Fort Riley Soldier Found Dead

An investigation is underway following the death of a Fort Riley soldier.

According to the Army, a 1st Infantry Division Soldier was found dead in his Junction City residence on Monday. First Sgt. Patrick E. Centamore, 46, was assigned as the senior non-commissioned officer of Company G, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div.

His military occupational specialty was 91Z, a senior maintenance supervisor. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He arrived at Fort Riley in August 2010.

“While a new arrival to the battalion, 1st Sgt. Centamore had already rapidly established himself as a professional senior non-commissioned officer who was well liked and respected by Soldiers and leaders across the formation,” said Lt. Col. Trent Upton, 1st Bn., 16th Inf. Regt., commander. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, and we stand ready to support them throughout this difficult time.”

The Junction City Police Department is investigating Centamore’s death.