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Fort Hood: Soldier Who Died Of Gunshot Wound Identified

FORT HOOD (January 16, 2013)—Fort Hood Wednesday identified a soldier found dead of a gunshot wound Sunday in his off-post residence in Killeen as Spc. James Jesse Delacruz, 29, of Spring, a veteran of two deployments to Iraq.

Killeen police are investigating the death, Fort Hood said, but no further details were released.

Delacruz joined the Army in November 2007 and had been assigned since October 2008 to Fort Hood’s 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

He deployed to Iraq from February 2009 to February 2010 and from July 2011 to December 2011.


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