FORT HOOD (October 20, 2013)—Fort Hood Sgt. Lyle D. Turnbull, 31, of Norfolk, Va., died Friday in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, after what the military described as a medical emergency.
The cause of his death is under investigation, the military said.
Turnbull was assigned to Fort Hood’s 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade.
He joined the Army in March 2002 and arrived at Fort Hood in February 2010.
“Staff Sergeant Turnbull was a highly esteemed non-commissioned officer,” said Col. James C. Parks, III, brigade commander, 11th Signal Brigade.
“He was a great American Soldier, an exceptional man, father and husband. We know that the Soldiers, with whom Staff Sergeant Turnbull served, respected and loved him. No words can bring Lyle back, but his memory will endure throughout the history of the Messenger Battalion and the Thunderbird Brigade.”
Turnbull was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and will be posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal, his fourth award and the Gold Order of Mercury, the post said.
A unit memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.