FORT HOOD - Army officials have released the name of a soldier who died of a long-term illness.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Derrick Anthony Walker, 40, died on Oct. 5 in San Antonio. His home of record is listed as Roanoke, Virginia, and he entered active-duty military service in June 1997 as an information services technician.

Walker had been assigned to headquarters and headquarters battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since May 2016.

Walker deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2009 to May 2010 and from December 2006 to December 2007. He also deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch from May 2001 to June 2002.

Walker’s awards and decorations include three Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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