FORT HOOD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S. Army is investigating the death of a soldier based at Fort Hood.
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has not ruled out foul play at this time, but added there is no threat to the community.
The soldier was found deceased last Thursday night, March 5 at his on-post residence.
Spc. Christopher Wayne Sawyer, 29, whose home of record is listed as Longview, Washington, entered the Army in October 2017 as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and has been assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since May 2018.
Sawyer’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
“We send our deepest condolences to the family of Specialist Christopher Sawyer and the loved ones most closely affected by this tragedy. We are deeply saddened by the loss of any member of our IRONHORSE team and we will mourn this loss as an organization,” said Col. Michael Schoenfeldt, commander, 1st ABCT, 1st Cav. Div.
No further information is being released time to protect the integrity of the investigative process, Fort Hood said in a news release.