Second young soldier from Army base in Fort Bliss, in Texas is found dead within four days
Private First Class Nylyn Eady, a 19-year-old intelligience analyst, was found dead in Converse, Texas, on Monday
Eady was found dead while on holiday leave just days after the body of another 19-year-old Private First Class was discovered in her barracks on New Year’s Eve
On Dec 31, 19-year-old Pfc Asia Graham was found unresponsive in her barracks at Fort Bliss in El Paso and was later pronounced dead
Graham’s family said she was sexually assaulted by another soldier on the base and reported it to the Army
Both Nylyn and Graham joined the Army around the same time in July 2019 and Fort Bliss was their first duty station
Private First Class Nylyn Eady, 19, was found dead in Converse, Texas, on Monday. Four days prior, another young soldier from the same base was found dead in her barracks on the base.
The Fort Bliss based Army private died while he was on holiday leave this week, just days after a servicewoman’s death on the base. Private First Class Nylyn Eady, 19, was found dead in Converse, Texas, on Monday, sparking an investigation by local police.
Eady an intelligence analyst with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, joined the US Army in July 2019 from Odenton, Maryland. Fort Bliss was his first duty station, according to officials.
Eady was on holiday leave from Fort Bliss at the time of his death, which is now being investigated by the local police. His death comes just four days after 19-year-old Pfc Asia Graham was found unresponsive in her barracks on the base in El Paso and was later pronounced dead.
As of Thursday afternoon, the US Army have not revealed how either soldier died, or whether the two deaths were in any way connected.
Like Eady, Graham, of Cherryville, North Carolina, joined the Army in July 2019 and Fort Bliss was her first duty station.
stirring controversy about her demise, Pfc Asia Graham’s family said she was sexually assaulted by another soldier while serving as a human resources specialist at Fort Bliss and reported the incident to her superiors.
‘She was ready to fight,’ said her brother, Andrew Koenigsfeld. ‘Then that got taken away.’
He described his sister as having a ‘heart of gold’ and said she was a motivational force.
‘Every day, every time I talked to my sister, she always preaches, ‘Go get your goals.’ What do you want to do with your life?’ Koenigsfeld said.
Eerily similar to the Army record of Eady, Pfc Graham, of Cherryville, North Carolina, joined the Army in July 2019 and Fort Bliss was her first duty station
‘The Ready First family mourns the loss of our friend, teammate, and fellow soldier, Pfc. Eady. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his Family and loved ones, ‘ Col. Stephen Fairless, Commander of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement. ‘Pfc. Nylyn Eady made a lasting, positive impact upon the entire 16th Engineer Battalion and his loss is felt across our Brigade.
‘He served his Nation with dignity and respect; we will honor his service and his memory.’
Eady, who went by the nickname ‘Slim Jim’ on social media, would have celebrated his 20th birthday on January 30.
‘I’ve found, in my experience, it’s rare to come across teenagers with a completely wholesome demeanor and purely innocent spirit,’ wrote a friend on Facebook, ‘but that’s all I saw when I looked at and interacted with Nylyn Slim Jim Eady. It’s crushing to think that this young man is gone.’