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National Guard soldier dies during training exercise at Fort Hood

The main gate at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo/Released)
August 16, 2020

A National Guard soldier at Fort Hood, Texas died on Thursday.

The deceased soldier was identified as Texas Army National Guard Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36 of Mansfield, Texas, according to a press release by the Texas Department of the Military. Moore was participating in a land navigation training event when he died.

The cause of Moore’s death was undetermined according to the press release, but an investigation is ongoing. No foul play was suspected.

“We are devastated by this tragic loss of one of our Soldiers,” Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the Adjutant General for Texas said. “The military is a family, and the entire Texas National Guard mourns with Sgt. Moore’s loved ones left behind.”

Moore’s death comes amid a series of deaths at Fort Hood in recent months. Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was found dead in July after she went missing in April. Guillen is believed to have been killed while on duty by a fellow service member stationed at Fort Hood. Natalie Khawam, the attorney for Guillen’s family, said Guillen had concerns about sexual harassment prior to her disappearance.

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A week prior to Moore’s death, Spc. Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, 24, drowned while off-duty at Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Texas.

Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, also drowned at Stillhouse Hollow Lake in July.

In May, Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, 27, was found dead and his vehicle was found nearby burned, in Harker Heights, Texas.

In June, authorities discovered the remains of Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales, who had been missing since August of 2019. Morales was 23 at the time of his disappearance.