On Sunday, a soldier was found dead in his vehicle at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation area near Fort Hood, Texas.  He has identified as Devin Lee Schuette, 35, a Staff Sergeant stationed at Fort Hood.

According to an official at Fort Hood, Schuette deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom three times.  He was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as an intelligence analyst.

Staff Sgt. Devin Lee Schuette, 35, whose home of record is listed as Clovis, N.M., entered active-duty military service in May 1999 as an infantryman. In July 2007, he became an intelligence analyst and was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2007.  Photo courtesy U.S. Army

Staff Sgt. Devin Lee Schuette, 35, whose home of record is listed as Clovis, N.M., entered active-duty military service in May 1999 as an infantryman. In July 2007, he became an intelligence analyst and was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2007. Photo courtesy U.S. Army

Officials have not specified his cause of death, but it is being investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

“I can tell you that at this point in the investigation we don’t have any evidence of foul play, but have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough death investigation,” said Chris Grey, the spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Schuette, of Clovis, New Mexico, earned five Army Commendation Medals, an Army Achievement Medal, a Combat Infantry Badge and a Parachutist Badge with Bronze Service Star, among other awards and decorations.

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