On May 6, 2016, First Lt. David Bauders died in what the U.S. Army described as a “non-combat related incident.”
At the time of the news reports, condolences poured out.
“Rest in peace, Warrior,” a commenter wrote.
“Bless this brave soul,” wrote another.
At his funeral, his mother was given his Army commendation medal for his “tireless work ethic.”