FORT HOOD — Officials have released the name of a soldier who was found unresponsive Saturday at his off-post residence in Belton.

Staff Sgt. Jon Michael Bullard, 40, was transported to Scott & White Hospital Medical Center in Temple where he was pronounced dead on Sunday.

Bullard, of Humble, entered active-duty service in April 1999 as a fire support specialist. He was assigned to 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood since April 2015.

Bullard deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2007, and to Afghanistan in 2010.

Bullard’s awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, 11 Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, four Iraq Campaign Medals with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver’s and Mechanic Badge.

The case is under investigation, according to Fort Hood.

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