Fort Hood officials have identified a soldier who was found dead in a vehicle at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area on Sunday.

Staff Sgt. Devin Lee Schuette, 35, whose home of record is listed as Clovis, N.M., entered active-duty military service in May 1999 as an infantryman. In July 2007, he became an intelligence analyst and was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2007.

Schuette deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to March 2004, November 2005 to October 2006 and from June 2008 to June 2009.

Schuette’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, five Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge with Distinguished Service-Bronze Service Star and Parachutist Badge.

Circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.

Contact Jacob Brooks or (254) 501-7468

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