A solider died from a gunshot wound at his residence in Fort Polk last Thursday and an active investigation into his death is underway. Pvt. Jacob S. Malcolm, a Rifleman with the 10th Mountain Division, was pronounced dead Thursday night by the deputy coroner of Vernon Parish.
Malcolm, a native of Hedgesville West Virginia, joined the army in February of 2017, and was assigned to the 3rd brigade after completing basic and advanced training. Rear Provisional Commander Col. Jose Rivera says its tough any time they lose a solider.
"the Army’s thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and that he will be missed."
The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.