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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:30 am

Fort Hood officials on Tuesday released the name of a soldier who died Friday from a terminal illness in Copperas Cove.

Staff Sgt. Jason Allan Hicks, 40, of North Miami, Fla., entered active duty service in January 1994 as an infantryman. He was assigned to Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Brigade since March 2012.

Hicks’s deployments include four tours to Iraq between 2003 and 2011; Kosovo operations from February 1999 to September 1999; and Operation Joint Endeavor to support efforts in Bosnia from December 1995 to December 1996.

His awards and decorations include eight Army Commendation Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, five Iraq Campaign Medals with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral two, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO Medal, U.S. Army Basic Recruiter Badge (Silver), Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, and the Driver and Mechanic badge.

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