The soldier who died Sunday in an apparent drowning at Temple Lake Park in Texas was a 30-year-old infantryman, according to a Tuesday release from Fort Hood.
Spc. David Folly Ananou was at the lake with three other soldiers, a Temple police department spokeswoman told Army Times on Monday.
While swimming with another soldier, he went under and did not come up. Local authorities searched for hours for his body before he was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.
Ananou was member of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, where he had been assigned since 2015, according to the Army release.
Since enlisting in 2014, he had earned the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Korea Defense Service Medal, the release said.
It was unclear whether alcohol played a factor in the death, Officer Shawana Neely of the Temple Police Department told Army Times. The drowning is under investigation by local authorities.
Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.