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The Fort Hood soldier who died in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning in Harker Heights has been identified as Sgt. Jonathan Garrett Garcia.

Garcia, 29, entered active-duty service in 2007 as a motor transport operator, according to the Fort Hood public affairs office. He was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade combat team, 1st Cavalry Division, and served in Iraq from May 2009 to May 2010, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2011 to February 2012.

Among his many awards, Garcia received a Purple Heart, three Army Commendation Medals and five Army Achievement Medals.

Garcia was driving a 2006 Yamaha westbound on U.S. Highway 190 when he lost control in a curve on the highway and collided with a cable barrier system post.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced him dead at 2:08 a.m. No autopsy was ordered, but a toxicology report was, according to the news release provided by Harker Heights spokesman Sgt. Steve Miller. Garcia’s home of record is in Georgetown.

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