The Army on Tuesday released the name of a soldier from Fort Hood, Texas, who died in an automobile accident.
Sgt. Dougal Mitchell, 32, died Saturday from injuries suffered in the accident in Georgetown, Texas.
Mitchell was a petroleum supply specialist with 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He had been was based at Fort Hood since April 2015.
Mitchell, who was from Palmdale, California, joined the Army in September 2002. During his time in the service, he deployed five times — to the United Arab Emirates from October 2009 to July 2010, to Kuwait from May to December 2012, April to May 2014, to Iraq from June to October 2014, and again to Kuwait from October to December 2014.
His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two Kuwait Defense Service Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and five Overseas Service Ribbons.
The United Arab Emirates is the first to use the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System in an attack by Houthi militants. It successfully took out a mid-range ballistic missile aimed at a civilian site in the country.