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Fort Hood identifies soldier who died of apparent gunshot

Jun. 18, 2014 - 04:27PM   |  
A soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, who died from an apparent gunshot wound on Friday has been identified. Sgt. Sergei Joseph Hearst, 26, died in Killeen, Texas, Fort Hood officials announced Wednesday. Hearst was assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, since April 2012. His home of record is listed as Sioux Falls, S.D.
A soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, who died from an apparent gunshot wound on Friday has been identified. Sgt. Sergei Joseph Hearst, 26, died in Killeen, Texas, Fort Hood officials announced Wednesday. Hearst was assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, since April 2012. His home of record is listed as Sioux Falls, S.D. ()
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A soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, who died from an apparent gunshot wound on Friday has been identified.

Sgt. Sergei Joseph Hearst, 26, died in Killeen, Texas, Fort Hood officials announced Wednesday.

Hearst was assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, since April 2012. His home of record is listed as Sioux Falls, S.D.

He began active-duty service in June 2007 as an infantryman and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2009 to June 2010.

Hearst's awards include two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Sharpshooter with Rifle.

The circumstances of his death are under investigation, officials said.

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