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Asia Graham biography: 13 things about Fort Bliss soldier from Cherryville, North Carolina

 

Asia M. Graham was a soldier from North Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She is the daughter of Tony Graham and Nicole Graham. Tony served in the U.S. Army for 23 years before dying of cancer. (a)
  2. She was originally from Cherryville, North Carolina, USA. (b)
  3. She graduated from Burns High School in Cleveland County, North Carolina. (b)
  4. In July 2019, she joined the U.S. Army. (a)
  5. She was a human resource specialist. (a)
  6. She completed her Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, USA. (c)
  7. She completed advanced individual training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, USA. (d)
  8. In December 2019, she arrived at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, USA, which was her first assigned duty station. She was assigned to I-501st Attack Battalion, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade. (b)
  9. Among her awards and decorations as a soldier were the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. (c)
  10. On June 1, 2020, she made an initial report of an alleged sexual assault. She accused a fellow soldier stationed at Fort Bliss of sexually assaulting her. (a)
  11. On December 31, 2020, she was found unresponsive in her barracks room at Fort Bliss. She was pronounced dead by the Fort Bliss Department of Emergency Services personnel. She died at the age of 19. No foul play was initially suspected in her death. (c)
  12. On January 4, 2021, her oldest brother Andrew Koenigsfeld said, “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?” (b)
  13. On January 4, 2021, her mother said, “I was with the military life. I spoke very highly about the military, but in her situation, I think the leadership failed her.” (a)

SOURCES:

a. WBTV

b. WCNC

c. KTSM

d. WKYC

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