Why Have So Many Fort Hood Army Soldiers Died Stateside in the Last Few Months?

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Fort Hood, U.S. Army

  • 21 deaths at Fort Hood since Sept.
  • 17 stateside non combat deaths
  • 4 combat deaths in Afghanistan

I have been working in real time in an effort to collect the information of the soldiers we have lost stateside and overseas for a project I am working on. I started these efforts quite a few years ago but am now just pulling things together by base. Fort Hood has come up in research enough to warrant investigation into a problem with untimely deaths in the form of training accidents, vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, suicide, violent crime, non combat death, insider attacks, and unknown causes of death. I noticed a large spike in soldier death in November 2016 when we learned that four soldiers died stateside at Fort Hood and two died in a suicide bombing on a protected base in Afghanistan at the start of a Veteran Day fun run. Allan Brown eventually succumbed to his injuries from the blast in December 2016. And because I track military crime and suspicious death cases both stateside and overseas, I observe far more death when looking at the big picture.

I kept up with November 2016 and honored the service members we lost that month. Since then, we have lost at least seven more Fort Hood soldiers which is why I created this post. There has been an unusually high cluster of deaths at one base in the last few months. The Army has announced they are going to probe the unusually high death counts but like most things, the report will come back with some canned response to protect the Chain of Command. We want to protect all the soldiers by doing our own probe. After doing a google search ‘Soldier Found Dead Fort Hood’ I learned that 2016 was a tough year for the base in general. I want to acknowledge the families who have lost their loved ones. I want to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the soldiers who have died. I want to acknowledge the soldiers who were impacted by the untimely deaths of their fellow soldiers. It can’t be easy for a post to lose one soldier, let alone several.

September 2016
9/9: Stacy Hardy, US Army (motorcycle accident occurred while fleeing police)
9/13: Andrew Hunt, US Army (found unresponsive at on-post residence)
9/17: Nathan Berg, US Army (died of gunshot wound off post)

October 2016
10/7: Bradley Acker, US Army (death was self-inflicted at off-post residence)

November 2016
11/3: Dakota Stump, US Army (found dead on post after went missing)
11/10: Daniel Monibe, US Army (died of illness off post)
11/16: Kevin Paulino, US Army (died of gunshot wound in Indiana)
11/18: Korey James, US Army (found dead at off-post residence)
11/26: Wanya Bruns, US Army (died of gunshot wound off-post)

December 2016
12/24: Paige Briles, US Army (found unresponsive at on-post residence)

January 2017
1/1: Kai Yancey, US Army (complications from an illness)
1/2: Randal Anderson, US Army (died of gunshot wound off-post)
1/7: Barron Von Reichelt, US Army (injuries suffered in an auto accident)
1/11: Alex Taylor, US Army (found unresponsive at work)
1/12: Zackary Partin, US Army (found unresponsive at on-post residence)

February 2017
2/5: Stephen Hines, US Army (CID Agent found dead behind building)
2/6: Christie Anderson, US Army (found unresponsive at off-post residence)

Combat Deaths Overseas:
12/6: Allan Brown, US Army (Suicide Bomber, Afghanistan)
11/12: Tyler Iubelt, US Army (Suicide Bomber, Afghanistan)
11/12: John Perry, US Army (Suicide Bomber, Afghanistan)
10/20: Douglas Riney, US Army (Firefight w/ Enemy, Afghanistan)

Learn more:
Honoring the U.S. Service Members Who Died in November 2016
Violent Crime, Suicide, and Non Combat Death at Fort Hood, Texas (US Army)

Violent Crime, Suicide, and Non Combat Death at Fort Hood, Texas (US Army)

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Photo Credit: Stanton Reality Group

Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located in Killeen, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (100 km) from each, within the U.S. state of Texas. -Wikipedia

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Christie Anderson, US Army (2017): Found unresponsive at off-post residence

Randal Anderson, US Army (2017): Died of gunshot wound off-post

Jonathon Charlot, US Army (2017): Victim of Hate Crime, Car Vandalized w/ Racial Slurs

Stephen Hines, US Army (2017): CID Agent found dead behind building

Zackary Partin, US Army (2017): Found unresponsive at on-post residence

Barron Von Reichelt, US Army (2017): Injuries suffered in an auto accident

Alex Taylor, US Army (2017): Found unresponsive on post

Kai Yancey, US Army (2017): Died of complications from an illness

Bradley Acker, US Army (2016): Death was self-inflicted at off-post residence

Calvin Aguilar, US Army (2016): Found Unresponsive off Post

Anthony Antell Jr, USMC Vet (2016): Victim of Homicide

Christine Armstrong, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Brandon Banner, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Nathan Berg, US Army (2016): Died of gunshot wound off post

Ricci Bradden, US Army (2016): Homicide of USMC vet

Paige Briles, US Army (2016): Found Dead On-Post, Under Investigation

Allan Brown, US Army (2016): Suicide Bomber, Military Base, Afghanistan

Wanya Bruns, US Army (2016): Gunshot Wound, Under Investigation

Miguel Colonvazquez, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Timothy Corder, Civilian (2016): Intoxication Manslaughter of Soldier

Isaac Deleon, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Zachery Fuller, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Eddy Gates, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Antino Glass, US Army (2016): Motorcycle accident on post

Stacy Hardy, US Army (2016): Motorcycle accident occurred while fleeing police

Andrew Hunt, US Army (2016): Found unresponsive at on-post residence

Tyler Iubelt, US Army (2016): Suicide Bomber, Military Base, Afghanistan

Korey James, US Army (2016): Found Dead at Off Post Residence

Tysheena James, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Alexander Johnson, US Army (2016): Found Dead at BLORA on Post

Steven Lewis, US Army (2016): Died of self-inflicted wound off post

Daniel Monibe, US Army (2016): Died of illness off post

Kevin Paulino, US Army (2016): Gunshot Wound, Under Investigation

John Perry, US Army (2016): Suicide Bomber, Military Base, Afghanistan

Douglas Riney, US Army (2016): Firefight w/ Enemy, Afghanistan

Devin Schuette, US Army (2016): Found dead inside car on post

Dion Servant, US Army (2016): Found unresponsive in barracks

Duane Shaw, US Army (2016): Found unresponsive at off-post residence

John Stobbe, US Army (2016): Found dead at off post residence

Dakota Stump, US Army (2016): Missing, Vehicle Accident on Base

Yingming Sun, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Sean Van Der Wal, US Army (2016): Intoxicated soldier killed him in vehicle crash

Mitchell Winey, US Army (2016): Floodwaters Training Accident

Victor Badilloalvarez, US Army (2015): Injuries sustained in altercation, Florida

Casey Chapman, US Army (2015): Found dead at a training area on post

Toby Childers, US Army (2015): Black Hawk Training Crash

Cecelia Cole, US Army (2015): Gunshot wound at off-post Residence

Stephen Cooley, US Army (2015): Black Hawk Training Crash

Robert Jones Jr., US Army (2015): Drowning Accident near Post

Kevin Lewis, US Army (2015): Self-inflicted gunshot wound off post

Dillon Mitchell, US Army (2015): Gunshot wound at on-post residence

Jason Smith, US Army (2015): Black Hawk Training Crash

Robert Snear, US Army (2015): Found dead in barracks on post

Kendrick Sneed, US Army (2015): Found dead in off-post residence

Michael Tharp, US Army (2015): Black Hawk Training Crash

Brian Wilkerson, US Army (2015): Found dead in on-post residence

Gene Brandes, US Army (2015): Found dead in barracks

Virginia Caballero, US Army (2014): Died of unknown medical illness

Leila Ezzeddine, US Army Dependent (2014): Homicide Victim

Rouhad Ezzeddine, US Army Spouse (2014): Murder-Suicide on Post

Zeinab Ezzeddine, US Army Dependent (2014): Homicide Victim

Danny Ferguson, US Army (2014): Homicide Victim on Post

Triston Johnson, US Army (2014): Gunshot wound off post

Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez, US Army (2014): Homicide Victim on Post

Ivan Lopez, US Army (2014): Homicide, Attempted Homicide, Suicide

Wyatt Martin, US Army (2014): Wounds Suffered from IED, Afghanistan

Ramon Morris, US Army (2014): Wounds Suffered from IED, Afghanistan

Timothy Owens, US Army (2014): Homicide Victim on Post

Gage Schellin, US Army (2014): Gunshot wound at off post residence

Lisa Salzman, US Army (2013): Found unresponsive in barracks

Jose Suarez, US Army (2013): Found unresponsive in barracks

Michael Bailey II, US Army (2011): Death Ruled Suicide, Family Believes Murder

Jesse Franklin, US Army Spouse (2010): Homicide Victim

Michael Franklin, US Army (2010): Murder-Suicide on Post

Kemper Jones, US Army (2010): Found dead in off post residence

Michael Cahill, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

L. Eduardo Caraveo, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Justin DeCrow, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

John Gaffaney, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Frederick Greene, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Nidal Hasan, US Army (2009): Homicide, Terrorism, Sentenced to Death

Jason Hunt, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Amy Krueger, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Aaron Nemelka, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Michael Pearson, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Russell Seager, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Francheska Velez, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Jaunita Warman, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Kham Xiong, US Army (2009): Nidal Hasan Homicide Victim

Keisha Morgan, US Army (2008): Non Combat Related Causes, Iraq

Kamisha Block, US Army (2007): Homicide Victim, Iraq

Donald Gower, US Army (2007): Homicide, Sentenced to Life

Christine Ndururi, US Army (2007): Non Combat Related Illness, Kuwait

Paul Norris, US Army (2007): Homicide, Suicide, Iraq

Lawrence Sprader, US Army (2007): Negligent Training Death

Jeannette Dunn, US Army (2006): Non Combat Related Injury, Iraq

Erin Edwards, US Army (2004): Homicide Victim

William Edwards, US Army (2004): Homicide, Suicide

Gary Prokop, US Army (1998): Homicide Victim

Christopher Fay, US Army (1988): Robbery & Homicide Victim

Howard Harrison, Civilian (1988): Attempted Robbery

Dwight Loving, US Army (1988): Robbery & Homicide, Death Sentence Commuted

Bobby Sharbino, US Army Retired (1988): Robbery & Homicide Victim

Honoring the U.S. Service Members Who Died in November 2016

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We lost a number of U.S. service members in November 2016. We want to honor those who died in combat and honor those who did not, both overseas and in garrison.

O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in you with your saints forever. We ask this through Christ our Lord. –Catholic Online

U.S. Air Force
AMN Daniel Peregoy, Andersen AFB, Guam
SrA Travis Bennet, Andersen AFB, Guam
MSgt Greg Ramos, Andersen AFB, Guam

U.S. Army
Pvt. Wanya Bruns, Fort Hood, Texas
Pvt. Kevin Paulino, Fort Hood, Texas
Pvt. Dakota Stump, Fort Hood, Texas
Pfc. Tyler Iubelt, Fort Hood, Texas (Afghanistan)
Pfc. Shadow McClaine, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Pfc. Thomas Snyder III, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Pfc. David Winchester, Fort Bragg, NC
Spc. Phillip Cruz-Medellin, Fort Riley, KS
Spc. Korey James, Fort Hood, Texas
Spc. Ronald Murray, Jr., Fort Bliss, TX (Kuwait)
Sgt. John Perry, Fort Hood, Texas (Afghanistan)
Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, Fort Campbell, KY (Jordan)
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, Fort Carson, CO (Afghanistan)
Sgt. 1st Class Grant Shanaman, Fort Bragg, NC
Capt. Andrew Byers, Fort Carson, CO (Afghanistan)

U.S. Marine Corps
Recruit Zachary Boland, Parris Island, South Carolina

U.S. Navy
Midshipman Jason Jablonski, Naval Academy, Maryland
Senior Chief PO Scott Dayton, EOD, Virginia (Syria)

Army Pvt. Kevin Paulino of Fort Hood, Texas Fatally Shot in Peru, Indiana, Incident Under Investigation (2016)

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Pvt. Kevin Paulino, US Army

Pvt. Kevin Paulino, 24, US Army, died of a gunshot wound in Peru, Indiana on November 16, 2016. Pvt. Paulino entered active duty service in May 2016 and was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. The apparent shooting death is under investigation.

Related Links:
Obituary: Kevin Paulino
Fort Hood releases name of soldier who died of gunshot wound
Fort Hood soldier dies from gunshot wound
Fort Hood: Soldier dies of gunshot wound in Indiana
Bronx soldier, 24, fatally shot while serving in Indiana
Officials investigate shooting death of Fort Hood soldier in Indiana