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Army identifies Fort Hood soldier found dead at home

November 21, 2016 (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Air National Guard)
A Fort Hood soldier who was found unresponsive in his off-post home on Friday has been identified.

Officials at the Texas post said Spc. Korey Deonte James died in Killeen, Texas, according to an Army press release.

The 21-year-old had been assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood since January. He had served on active duty since August 2014 as a food service specialist, according to the release.

James’ awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The Killeen Police Department is investigating the incident. 

Charlsy Panzino covers the Guard and Reserve, training, technology, operations and features for Army Times and Air Force Times. Email her at cpanzino@militarytimes.com.
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