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OV soldier dies in South Korea during training

A U.S. Army soldier from Oro Valley died during a training exercise in South Korea. Spc. Michael William Corey, 31, was found dead Monday. The cause of death has not been released by military authorities.

The intelligence analyst was assigned to the 441st Military Intelligence Battalion in Camp Zama, outside Tokyo. Corey was in South Korea to take a leadership course at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Camp Jackson, a small U.S. Army base north of Seoul. Corey enlisted in the Army last year.

His body was found by Korean nationals near the edge of the base, military officials said.

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday to honor Corey.

"Spc. Corey’s death is a sobering reminder of the daily perils faced by our nation’s brave men and women in uniform," Ducey said. "We are grateful for his service, indebted to his sacrifice, and saddened by his passing. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and fellow soldiers, and the prayers of all Arizonans and Americans continue to be with all of the men and women selflessly serving in our country’s armed forces."

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