A soldier at Fort Hood has been found dead according to a news release from the base.
Sgt. Calvin Wenceslao Aguilar, 32, of Hayward, Calif., was found unresponsive in Copperas Cove, Texas -the community just west of the base.
Aguilar entered active-duty military service in October 2006 as a working dog handler and has been assigned to the 720 Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood since July 2013.
Aguilar deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from December 2007 to March 2009 and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from January 2012 to January 2013.
Aguilar’s awards and decorations include the three Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with arrowhead device, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO medal, combat action badge and parachutist badge.
According to Fort Hood Public Affairs, Aquilar’s cause of death is still under investigation.
At least 30 people have died at the base, which has a population of over 50,000 service members, their families, and defense contractors, this year.
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