A Fort Hood soldier died at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo from a non-combat related incident Friday, Multinational Battle Group-East, Kosovo Force, announced today. Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Staff Sgt. Heidi Lynn Ruh, 32, of Barrington, Ill., joined the military in January 2003 as a biomedical equipment specialist. She was assigned to 1st Medical Brigade and attached to Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East.

Ruh also deployed to Afghanistan from July 2011 to July 2012. She deployed to Kosovo in January.

Her awards and decoration include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Driver and Mechanic badge.

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. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com 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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