Pvt. Mejhor Morta (Click on photo for the higher resolution version.)

FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive July 17 in the vicinity of Stillhouse Lake.

Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, whose home of record is listed as Pensacola, Florida, entered the Army in in September 2019, as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle mechanic, and has been assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since May 2020.

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

“The Black Knight family is truly heartbroken by the tragic loss of Private Mejhor Morta.  I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones,” said Lt. Col. Neil Armstrong, commander of 1st Bn. 5th Cav. Regt.  “My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.  Private Morta was a great Trooper and this loss is felt by every member within our formation.”

The incident is currently under investigation by Bell County Sheriff’s Department. For more information contact, Bob Reinhard, Bell Country public information officer, at (254) 933-5530.