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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: July 7, 2015 1:11:17 PM CDT

Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Warrant Officer Sean Michael Young

Warrant Officer Sean Michael Young

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died July 5 from an apparent gunshot wound at his off-post residence in Copperas Cove, Texas.

Warrant Officer Sean Michael Young, 35, whose home of record is listed as Waterloo, Iowa, entered active-duty service in October 2006. He was assigned to 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since February 2014.

Young deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2009 to January 2010.

Young's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Aviation Badge and Parachutist Badge.

Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.



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