FORT HOOD — Officials on Monday released the name of a soldier who died Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen. His death is under investigation.

Sgt. Triston James Johnson, 23, of Houston, entered active-duty service in October 2009 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since November 2012.

Johnson deployed to Iraq from April 2010 to March 2011.

His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medals, Iraq Campaign Medals with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Medal.

 

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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