MILITARY

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a deployed local soldier who was found unresponsive Aug. 1 in his barracks room at Camp Hovey, South Korea. He was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Uijeongbu, South Korea, where he was pronounced deceased.

Spc. Zachary Charles Moore, 23, whose home of record is listed as Virginia Beach, Virginia, entered active-duty military service in March 2014 as signal support systems specialist and was assigned to 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2016.

Officials did not name a cause of death, and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation by U.S. Criminal Investigation Command.

Moore’s awards and decorations include three Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Driver and Mechanics Badge.

No photo of Moore was available at this time, Fort Hood officials said.

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