Fort Hood soldier killed has been named

FORT HOOD (KYTX) -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died August 13 from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen.

Sgt. Triston James Johnson, 23, whose home of record is listed as Houston, entered active duty service in October 2009 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since November 2012.

Johnson deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn from April 2010-March 2011.

Johnson's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medals, Iraq Campaign medals with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Medal.

Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.



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