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Mountain Home Air Force Base airman found dead identified, investigation is ongoing

1st Lt. Curtis Berenguer at a previous assignment. He has been identified by the U.S. Air Force as the man found dead Sunday southeast of Boise.
1st Lt. Curtis Berenguer at a previous assignment. He has been identified by the U.S. Air Force as the man found dead Sunday southeast of Boise. Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

The airman found dead southeast of Boise on Sunday has been identified as 1st Lt. Curtis Berenguer, according to a U.S. Air Force press release.

The cause of death is under investigation. No details surrounding Berenguer’s death were provided.

Berenguer's hometown was Novi, Michigan. He was 25. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in May 2014 followed by his first assignment at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas as a participant in the Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training from July 2014 to July 2016. He continued his service at Seymour Johnson AFB as part of their Formal Training Unit from October 2016 to May 2017 and arrived at Mountain Home Air Force Base in May.

The cause of death is under investigation.

"This is a tragic event and our hearts go out to his family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time," said Col. Joe Kunkel, 366th Fighter Wing commander.

Christina Lords: 208-377-6435, @ChristinaLords

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