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Ft. Hood Officials Confirm Death Of Soldier

Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 03:27 PM CDT
Fort Hood Officials have confirmed the death of a soldier.

Sgt. Triston James Johnson, 23, died on August 13 as a result of a gunshot wound in Killeen Texas, a press release said.

Johnson, of Houston, entered active duty service in October 2009 as a combat engineer.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since November 2012.

Johnson deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn from April 2010 to March 2011.

Johnson's awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medals, Iraq Campaign medals with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Medal.

Circumstances surrounding his death are  currently under investigation.
Ft. Hood Officials Confirm Death Of Soldier


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