FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who passed away on Sept. 2 after collapsing following physical training on Aug. 28.
Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, whose home of record is listed as Pinehill, New Mexico, entered the army in February 2020, as a Tank Crewman, and has been assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since July 2020.
Chee collapsed while conducting physical fitness training and was transported to the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center on Aug. 28. He was then transported to Baylor Scott and White in Temple,TX on Aug. 30 where he passed away with his Family by his side. An autopsy is scheduled with the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.
The unit leadership will continue to provide support and assistance to his Family during this difficult time.
Chee’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
“Our team is devastated by the loss of Pvt. Chee. Corlton was an amazing Trooper and so full of life and potential.” said Lt. Col. Ron Sprang, commander of 2nd Bn. 12th Cav. Regt. “Every loss effects every single person in this Battalion because we a family of warriors, but this is exceptionally heartbreaking. The entire Thunderhorse team sends our condolences to his family members and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.”
This incident is currently under investigation.