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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 20, 2012 4:16:46 PM CDT

Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Staff Sgt. Donald Perry Sumner Jr.


FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who was found unresponsive in his off-post residence in Harker Heights, Texas, June 16. Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cook pronounced him deceased the same day.
Staff Sgt. Donald Perry Sumner Jr., 41, whose home of record is listed as Augusta, Ga., entered the military in November 1988 as a motor transport operator. He arrived at Fort Hood in August 2010 and was assigned to the 67th Forward Support Company, 41st Fires Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, since May 2012.

Sumner deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 to February 2004, January 2005 to January 2006, May 2007 to October 2007 and November 2008 to October 2009.

Sumner's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, four Southwest Asia Service Medals, two Iraq Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Kuwait Liberation Medal
(Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait Liberation) Drivers and Mechanics Badge.

Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.

There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated at forthoodpresscenter.com

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
Media Relations
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
fax: (254) 288-2750
Fort Hood, TX 76522
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