Fort Hood officials released Monday the name of a soldier who died Friday from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Hico.
Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Miguel Ferrara, 30, of Lake Worth, entered active-duty service Aug. 22, 2002, as an air defense battle management system operator. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, since April 2012.
Ferrara deployed to Iraq from March 2003 to August 2003, January 2005 to January 2006 and March 2007 to June 2008. He deployed in support of operations in Afghanistan from July 2012 to April 2013.
Ferrara's awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons and NATO Medal.
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