FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died March 14 near East Rancier Avenue, Killeen, Texas.

Bell County Justice of the Peace, Judge Daryl Peters pronounced the service member deceased at 2:47 a.m. March 14.

Spc. Freddy Beningo Delacruz Jr., 23, whose home of record is listed as Vidalia, Georgia, entered the Army November 2017 as a cavalry scout and has been assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since April 2018.

Delacruz’s awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

“The Stallion family is truly devastated by the tragic loss of Spc. Freddy Delacruz. He was an outstanding Trooper. Each of us in the Battalion are grateful for having known him and we collectively grieve his loss. I would like to send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Steven E. Jackowski, commander, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

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The incident is under investigation by the Killeen Police Department and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. No further information will be released at this time while the investigation is underway.