FORT STEWART, Ga. (WTOC) – Fort Stewart has released the identity of the 3rd Infantry Division soldier who died of a stab wound.
Spc. Alante L. Whiting, 22, of Westland, Mich., died Dec. 8 at Fort Stewart. He was an intelligence analyst, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office. He joined the Army in May 2008.
A commercial delivery person spotted Whiting bleeding and in distress at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8, near the soldier's barracks building. The witness called Fort Stewart police, and Whiting was taken to Winn Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Fort Stewart Emergency Medical Services responded quickly and took the Soldier to Winn Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Whiting had just returned from a 12-month deployment to Iraq approximately 18 hours prior to the stabbing.
A preliminary investigation by special agents with the Army Criminal Investigation Command have determined that the stabbing might have been a domestic incident with Whiting as the aggressor, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.