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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 16, 2013 12:08:21 PM CDT

Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Pfc. Jackson Cole Taylor-Smith

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent drowning at Lake Waco in Waco, Texas, July 13.

Pfc. Jackson Cole Taylor-Smith, 21, whose home of record is listed as Kansas City, Mo., entered active duty service in April 2011 as an indirect fire infantryman.

He arrived at Fort Hood August 2011 and was currently assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, since February 2013.

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

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

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]