Fort Hood: Soldier who died on post identified

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood Monday identified a soldier who was found unresponsive on March 12 on post as Spc. Max Tyler Whitwell, 23, of Bronx, N.Y.

Whitwell was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Fort Hood said in a press release Monday.

The U.S. Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the circumstances of his death.

"I can tell you that at this point in the investigation we don't have any indications of foul play, but have not completely ruled it out while we conduct a thorough investigation,” said CID spokesman Chris Grey.

Whitwell joined the Army in May 2018 and had been assigned to Fort Hood’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since December 2018.

"The Black Jack brigade is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Specialist Max Tyler Whitwell," said Col. Jeremy Wilson, commander, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Specialist Whitwell. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time."