U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said last week there is an investigation on the recent increase in deaths, murder, and assault at the Texas base.
Another soldier at Fort Hood is dead. Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36, died on Aug. 13 during a training exercise.
The news was not reported by Fort Hood officials but by the Texas Military Department. Moore, originally from Mansfield, Texas was a noncommissioned officer with the National Guard of the state’s Army. The Texas Military Department reports that Moore was in the middle of conducting land navigation training when he died. Moore’s cause of death is undetermined at this time, but officials say no foul play is suspected.
The Texas Military Department also reports that the incident is under investigation. Further information will be released through the Texas Military Department State Public Affairs Office as it becomes available.
“We are devastated by this tragic loss of one of our Soldiers,” said Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the Adjutant General for Texas. “The military is a family, and the entire Texas National Guard mourns with Sgt. Moore’s loved ones left behind.”
Moore is now the ninth Fort Hood soldier to die since March. This is a timeline of all the deaths:
- Mar. 1: Spc. Shelby Jones, 20, was shot and killed at a strip club near Fort Hood.
- Mar. 5: Spc. Christopher Sawyer, 29, was found unresponsive in his on-post residence.
- Mar. 14: Spc. Freddy Delacruz Jr., 23, was among three victims found dead of gunshot wounds at an off-base apartment complex.
- Apr. 22: Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, was reported missing after working in one of the regiment’s arms room. Her remains were found weeks later. A fellow soldier who was a suspect in her killing shot himself when confronted by local police.
- May 18: Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans, 27, was found dead from a gunshot wound near his burning Jeep, about 13 miles from the base.
- Jun. 19: Pvt. Gregory Morales, 24. His skeletal remains were found off base, and foul play is suspected.
- Jul. 17: Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 27. His body was found unresponsive by a group of fishermen in the vicinity of Stillhouse Lake. Drowning is suspected, but the investigation is ongoing.
- Aug. 2: Spc. Francisco Gilberto Hernandez-Vargas, 24. His body was recovered after a boating incident on Stillhouse Hollow Lake, which is 15 miles from Fort Hood.
U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said last week that they are investigating the recent increase in deaths, murder, and assault at Fort Hood.