FORT HOOD — Officials released the name of a soldier who died from injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by a train Friday in Killeen.

Spc. Jeremy Wayne Berczik, 26, whose home of record is listed as Houston, entered the military in September 2004 as an M-1 armor crewman. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, since September. A 26-year-old woman traveling with Berczik was also killed in the crash. Officials have not released her name.

Berczik deployed to Iraq from October 2008 to January 2009 and from August 2010 to August 2011.

Berczik’s awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge Wheeled Vehicle.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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