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The US military last week identified a soldier found dead behind its Fort Hood headquarters as the 26-year-old SPC. Maxwell Hockin, the Central Texas Post reported on Wednesday.
Fort Hood officials said Maxwell Hockin died Saturday but did not reveal his identity until Wednesday.
Fort Hood officials ID soldier found unresponsive behind company barracks | Officials say Spc. Maxwell Hockin, 26, died Saturday, Oct. 9 near his company barracks.
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The incident is still being investigated by the US Criminal Police Command, also known as the CID. Fort Hood executives said no cause of death information is currently being released, citing the ongoing investigation.
“The entire Saber family is devastated by the loss of our true friend and teammate Spc. Maxwell Hockin, “Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander of the 91st Engineering Battalion, said in a statement, referring to the battalion’s nickname.
Hockin, who was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, joined the military as a combat engineer in March 2017. Since July 2017 he has been assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood.
His awards and accolades include the Army Good Conduct Medal, World War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.
“He had an exceptional work ethic, was a mentor to his colleagues and was always ready to help the team,” said Sullivan. “We will really miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go with the Maxwell family during this difficult time.”
Fort Hood has been in the national spotlight since the spring of last year following Spc’s death. Vanessa Guillén, who, according to the authorities, was carried out by another soldier, Spc. Aaron Robinson.
Guillén’s death highlighted systemic issues of violence and sexual misconduct at the post that military leaders have worked on by creating new policies and procedures.
Some of these new policies and procedures now tell leaders how best to respond when soldiers are missing or found dead in the United States.