Fort Hood infantryman who was found dead has been identified

The identity if a deceased Fort Hood soldier has been released- and his death is still under investigation.

Spc. Max Tyler Whitwell of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was found unresponsive on March 12, and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A native of the Bronx in New York, Whitwell was an indirect fire infantryman and joined the Army in May of 2018. He had been with his unit since December of last year.

“The Blackjack Brigade is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Specialist Max Tyler Whitwell,” said Col. Jeremy Wilson, commander, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Specialist Whitwell. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.”

According to KDH News, the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) are still investigating the young Soldier’s death.

“I can tell you that at this point in the investigation we don’t have any indications of foul play,” said Chris Grey, spokesman for CID. “But we have not completely ruled it out while we conduct a thorough investigation.”

Whitwell was awarded the standard National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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