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East Texas soldier found dead

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died Aug. 7. He was found unresponsive in a home in Gilmer.

SPC Justin Wade Powell, 21, whose home of record is listed as Gilmer, Texas, entered active-duty service in November 2008 as an air traffic control operator. He was currently assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, since June 2009. 

Powell deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from July 2010 to June 2011.

Powell's awards and decorations include an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with combat service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO International Security Assistance Medal, Aviation Badge, and Sharpshooter Badge. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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