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Fort Hood soldier dies from apparent gunshot wound

A Fort Hood soldier who recently returned from deployment in Iraq died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 7, according to an Army press release.

Pfc. Elvis Lee Bingham, 35, died at his off-post residence in Killeen, Texas, according to the release.

Killeen Police spokeswoman Carroll Smith told Army Times the gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted. The Killeen Police Department is investigating the incident.

Bingham entered active duty service in May 2012 as a horizontal construction engineer, and that October was assigned to the 43rd Engineer Company, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Calvalry Regiment.

Bingham, whose home of record was listed as Gainesville, Georgia, deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in June. He returned from deployment Iraq in February, the release said.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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